Arguing that President Donald Trump’s abuse of power is “precisely what the Framers had in mind” when they asserted Congress should have the right to impeach a president, more than 750 historians released an open letter demanding the U.S. House vote for impeachment.

The letter—posted to Medium late Monday night—was coordinated by the advocacy group Protect Democracy and signed by historians including Eric Foner, Kevin Kruse, and Robert Caro just ahead of the House’s scheduled impeachment vote on Wednesday.

“It is our considered judgment that if President Trump’s misconduct does not rise to the level of impeachment, then virtually nothing does,” the historians wrote in their letter.


“Every so often it’s incumbent upon historians to produce primary documents, not just study them,” tweeted Columbia University professor and writer Jelani Cobb, who signed the letter.