Keck piece on the purpose of impeachment published on

Keck,-Tom"The impeachment power’s primary function, in actual practice, is to lay down a marker for history," writes Thomas Keck, Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics. "Donald Trump has joined Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton as the only presidents to be impeached, and he stands alone as the only president to suffer this fate more than once. Wherever U.S. history is fairly taught, this fact will be noted about his presidency," he says. Read more in Keck's article, "What’s the point of impeachment? ‘To lay down a marker for history’," published on 02/15/21