In Conversation: Chauncey DeVega & Richard Painter

 

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Richard Painter
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Chauncey DeVega

 In Conversation

Richard  Painter was White House chief ethics counsel under George W. Bush and is a frequent political commentator and analyst on CNN, MSNBC and other news networks. He is also a professor of corporate law at the University of Minnesota and the author of several books including “Getting the Government America Deserves.

Although he has been a Republican nearly all his life, Painter is now running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by Al Franken.

Richard Painter and Chauncey discuss the threat to American democracy embodied by Donald Trump, why he is no longer a Republican and how the Republican Party became so revanchist, racist, and dangerous.

Painter also offers a warning to the Democrats about the perils of “identity politics” for the 2018 midterms and 2020 presidential election.

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