The election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States is one of historic proportions that we will be studying and analyzing for years to come, as we do with all our presidential and congressional elections. Here at the Byrd Center our mission has not changed, nor would it change no matter which political party controls Congress or the Executive Branch.
We began our look at this election on November 14 with a teach-in about its implications. The Byrd Center hosted and participated with the Shepherd University Political Science Department in an informative program designed for students and the public. This was one time I wished we had a bigger auditorium because this election has generated more interest than most in recent memory.
Our main focus is Congress and how Congress and the Executive Branch govern together. Whenever political change occurs the prize we keep our eye upon is the U.S. Constitution and how it is utilized in preserving this nation as a beacon of stable, responsible government.