Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Justice Anthony Kennedy was thrown into uncertainty last year when Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford came forward with sexual assault allegations against him.
Democrats were ultimately unsuccessful in blocking Kavanaugh’s confirmation and he now sits on the Supreme Court.
But according to Congresswoman and House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (D-MA), impeachment may be an option if a recent book by New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly can be corroborated.
Pogrebin’s and Kelly’s forthcoming book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, details new information corroborating Deborah Ramirez’s allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself, shoving his penis in her face at a drunken college party. The book also details a new allegation from Kavanaugh’s former classmate Max Stier. At a different party. Stier reportedly saw Kavanaugh expose himself as his friends pushed his penis into the hand of another female classmate, who declined to be interviewed and whom friends say cannot recall the incident.
Stier told the FBI of the incident after Kavanaugh was nominated, but no investigation of the incident took place.
In an appearance on MSNBC, Clark said that impeachment hearings against Kavanaugh are “on the table,” pending investigation.
Clark stressed that Kavanaugh’s confirmation was rushed through and that the new allegation would be investigated.
“If we are going to change the culture of sexual harassment in this country, we need to take these investigations seriously and, if the facts lead us there, I think impeachment’s on the table for Justice Kavanaugh.”
Others agree that these revelations deserve investigation, but are wary to hope that an investigation—however damning—will lead to action.
Nothing will happen. Nothing ever happens to these men.
— Amy Kamin (@kamin4) September 16, 2019
Yeah, I'm going to set my watch by the House Democrats not doing anything.
— Fairplay (@valleyofthemud) September 16, 2019
The facts lead to impeachment of Trump. Why isn't that on the table?
— Honey West (@NotHoneyWest) September 16, 2019
Just like with dictator Donny, the evidence was already slapping them in their faces back in January. pic.twitter.com/DcYwnk4yiq
— Aramai Jonassi (@AramaiJonassi) September 16, 2019
This is exhausting
Just impeach or quick talking about it.
— Marq Lewis (@marqlamar) September 16, 2019
Nevertheless, some prominent lawmakers have called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
This was almost a year ago.
It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat.
Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion – it’s about the abuse of power.
He must be impeached.pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 16, 2019
I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.
He must be impeached.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 15, 2019
Prresident Donald Trump, who nominated and subsequently defended Kavanaugh, tweeted that these allegations are meant to intimidate Kavanaugh into ruling with Democrats on landmark Supreme Court cases—something Trump says shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
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