It would have been a failure if it never made it out of the House.<quoted text>
and conviction was of course the intent of the impeachment, as it is with any trial, which is why that impeachment failed.
It certainly did not have any results if it didnt convict, other than to waste our time and money.
Removal from office was actually stated in the impeachment, didnt happen ya know.
and we all know why, even if you dont.
As it was the House impeached him. Then it went to trial and he was acquitted. The impeachment, like Andrew Johnson's was a success.