From racially motivated killings in Kentucky, to pipe bombs mailed to prominent officials, to murders in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the nation endured a particularly trying week. In normal times, we might rely on our president to step in and serve as healer-in-chief—a task that past presidents of all political stripes have dutifully performed. But these are not normal times. Five days out from the hugely consequential midterm elections, Jeh Johnson, former secretary of homeland security under former President Barack Obama, joined the pod to break down the past week of hate, the ongoing threats to our election infrastructure, and the imperative of voting in the face of it all.
Learn more about the podcast here.
Daniella Gibbs Legér is the senior vice president for Communications and Strategy at the Center for American Progress. Ed Chung is the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. Kyle Epstein is the media relations manager at the Center.