Julian Castro, Kamala Harris & More 2020 Democrats Call For Brett Kavanaugh’s Impeachment After New Allegations Surface
Several 2020 Democratic presidential contenders demanded on Sunday that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be impeached following damning new claims of sexual misconduct against him.
On Saturday, The New York Times reported that a male former classmate of 54-year-old Kavanaugh named Max Stier alleged he saw the former Washington, D.C. Circuit judge expose himself at a party at Yale in the 1980s. Stier claimed Kavanaugh pulled down his pants and his friends pushed his penis into the hands of a woman named Deborah Ramirez without her consent.
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Juilan Castro, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sens. Kamala Harris (D-California), Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) all publicly said they believe Kavanaugh should be impeached. South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg also said in an interview with CNN on Sunday that he backs impeaching Kavanaugh, while Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) stated they support further investigations into the Supreme Court Justice’s alleged misconduct.
This new allegation and additional corroborating evidence adds to a long list of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh should not be a Supreme Court justice. I stand with survivors and countless other Americans in calling for impeachment proceedings to begin. (2/2)
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 16, 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
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
Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans, and the Trump administration knew about corroborating witnesses and additional allegations of his sexual abuse and kept them quiet.
As I said yesterday, it’s clear he lied under oath and he must be impeached. pic.twitter.com/iqXJqVBtws
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 15, 2019
Biden released the following statement to Axios:
NEW: Vice President Joe Biden on Justice Kavanaugh, doesn’t call for impeachment:
“We must follow the evidence to wherever it leads. Doing this the right way is critically important in getting the truth and restoring the American people’s faith in their government.” pic.twitter.com/derwf0IS5S
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) September 16, 2019
Kavanaugh — a staunchly conservative, anti-choice judge — was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October by a 50-48 vote after a weeklong series of dramatic hearings over his alleged misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from California, was one of several women to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual harassment. Ford claimed in her testimony that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982 when the pair were in high school.
According to The Hill, nonprofit owner Stier’s new claim about Kavanaugh was reported to the FBI during the Supreme Court judge’s scandal-plagued confirmation process last fall but was never investigated.
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