Conservative Republican Pat Buchanan, center, arrives in Houston for the 1992 Republican National Convention. There, he will deliver a defining speech in the history of the modern conservative movement.
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Conservative Republican Pat Buchanan, center, arrives in Houston for the 1992 Republican National Convention. There, he will deliver a defining speech in the history of the modern conservative movement.

Today on Political Rewind, Republicans have called the impeachment investigation of President Trump a Democratic witch hunt. Two decades ago, Democrats attacked the impeachment of President Clinton with similar fury.

Efforts to impeach a president may reveal the deep partisan divide that cleaves our country in two, but the growth of political polarization began long before Clinton and Trump came on the scene.

Today, we’ll look at key moments in American history that revealed the sharpness of our partisan divide, and propelled it forward.

Panelists:

Joe Crespino — Jimmy Carter Professor of American History at Emory University

Tamar Hallerman — The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Reporter