They have him now. Obama has finally committed a crime worthy of impeachment. He has refused to prosecute citizens who are guilty of torture. He has admitted that they did it, but, he is not going to uphold the law.
Repubs can insist that those guilty of torture be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and if Obama continues to refuse then they have him right where they have always wanted him.
This is the perfect opportunity for the Repubs to make this a nation of laws again. Bring Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld to justice and let President Biden begin the National healing.
Seriously, bringing up the torture issue has always been a trap. If Obama came out and tried to prosecute the previous administration the Repubs would have been outraged. Guaranteed Get-Out-the-Vote Fever. Bringing it up the way he did has been followed by a very strange silence from the right. They know they are supposed to be hollering for upholding the law but they also know they are the ones who insisted that it be broken.
Obama had a choice about how he was going to present this. Whether it was a good move or a blunder remains to be seen.