John Kincaid, Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service, was interviewed by WFMZ-69 News about the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee’s request that former President Donald Trump be charged with crimes, including obstruction and insurrection, for his actions in last year’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Kincaid, a frequent guest commentator on the Lehigh Valley’s news outlet, said the committee’s request to the Justice Department is non binding but sends a strong signal to the public about how serious it considers Trump’s role in the Jan. 6 attack.

“What the committee was really trying to do was something along the lines of civic education and wanting to educate the public,” indicating how serious they felt about the situation, Kincaid said in the Dec. 19 news report.

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Kincaid was also quoted in WFMZ’s Dec. 21 report about a bipartisan spending agreement in Congress to avoid government shutdown.

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On Dec. 22, WDIY 88.1 FM, a community public radio station serving the Lehigh Valley, aired a taped interview with Kincaid about the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government.

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Founded in 1994 and based at Lafayette, the center works with state and local government officials and civic groups in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York to enhance public awareness, effective governance, regional cooperation, and public policy and educates students about the importance of state and local government. Kincaid serves as director of the Meyner Center.

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