A broad bipartisan House Judiciary Committee majority found his sins to rise to the level of impeachable offenses.
The impeachable crime is admitted but the guilt runs too deep to die so easily.
Sending a young woman a lewd photo is not an impeachable offense, but it is monumentally bad judgment.
But has Judge Bybee committed an impeachable offense by signing off on these memos?
The managers of the impeachment were far from consistent in their conception of the nature of impeachable offenses.
The same act committed with a criminal motive would be impeachable, which without it would be of a nature not to admit of it.
And in Delaware and Virginia he is not impeachable till out of office.
Subversive of the rights of defence, which belong to an accused and impeachable officer.
If that act were repealed, he said, the election of every officer of a corporation would be impeachable.
The President of the United States is impeachable at any time during his continuance in office.