He appears to have taken no part in the attempt to impeach Clarendon on a general charge of treason.
He took an active part in the attempt to impeach President Johnson.
The factional strife in the Republican party continued, a number of efforts being made to impeach Governor Harrison Reed (1813-1899).
Stanton and other members of his cabinet and General Grant became hostile to him, the president attempted to remove Stanton without regard to the Tenure of Office Act, and, finally, to get rid of the president, Congress in 1868 (February-May) made an attempt to impeach and remove him, his disregard of the Tenure of Office Act being the principal charge against him.
Each of the chambers has the right to impeach the ministers.