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Noah Feldman

I Testified at Trump's Last Impeachment. Impeach Him Again.

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol is exactly why Trump should have been removed from office a year ago.

A building wasn’t the only thing damaged yesterday.

A building wasn’t the only thing damaged yesterday.

Photographer: Bloomberg

It’s perfectly logical to call for the immediate impeachment and removal of President Donald Trump for inciting a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol and interrupt the process of declaring Joe Biden president. Attempting to interfere with the democratic process counts as a high crime and misdemeanor under the Constitution.

But I would like to remind us all that the time to remove Trump was a year ago, when he actually was impeached — precisely for attempting to corrupt the 2020 election. What Trump did on January 6, 2021, was no more impeachable than what he did on July 25, 2019, when he phoned Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky and asked him to discredit Biden.