Top House Democrat Says Impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh 'Is on the Table' After New Allegation Surfaces
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.
@kylegriffin1 Yeah, I'm going to set my watch by the House Democrats not doing anything.— Fairplay 2020 (@Fairplay 2020)1568633484.0
@kylegriffin1 @smartdissent The facts lead to impeachment of Trump. Why isn't that on the table?— Honey West (@Honey West)1568640066.0
@kylegriffin1 Just like with dictator Donny, the evidence was already slapping them in their faces back in January. https://t.co/DcYwnk4yiq— Aramai Jonassi (@Aramai Jonassi)1568638176.0
@kylegriffin1 This is exhausting Just impeach or quick talking about it.— Marq Lewis (@Marq Lewis)1568638560.0
Nevertheless, some prominent lawmakers have called for Kavanaugh's impeachment.
I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people.… https://t.co/r95J5STP84— Kamala Harris (@Kamala Harris)1568559799.0
Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations… https://t.co/GXvJa07JUV— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren)1568569340.0
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.
You can pre-order The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation here.
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