It appears that President Trump is not the only conservative Democrats are going gung-ho over impeachment. Now, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) has pushed a former impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In a letter to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Harris says that the recently-surfaced supposed allegation of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh should trigger an impeachment inquiry.
“I write to urge the House Judiciary Committee to take appropriate action to investigate recent reports about Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and to hold Mr. Kavanaugh accountable for his prior conduct and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Harris wrote in the letter, as reported by HuffPost.
Earlier this month, the Kavanaugh frenzy returned with a vengeance when the New York Times op-ed pages published a “scoop,” alleging that he forced his penis into the hands of a girl at Yale who does not even claim to remember it taking place. In fact, the allegation did not even originate with the girl in question; it originated from the justice’s former Yale classmate Max Stier, who claimed he witnessed Kavanaugh’s indecent act of sexual impropriety decades ago. The woman Stier named, however, had no recollection of the incident, and the Times published the article in the opinion section while giving no mention of that salient fact.
In her letter, Harris went on to say that the new allegation against Kavanaugh suggests he may have lied under oath and that he should be impeached for that alone.
“If we want to live in a country where women are believed and given access to the justice they deserve, we must roll up our sleeves and get to work holding our leaders accountable,” Harris wrote. “Especially those who serve on the highest court in our land.”
Kamala Harris has been pushing for Kavanaugh’s impeachment ever since the new allegation broke earlier this month, sparing not a moment to consider the fact that the woman named by Max Stier has no recollection of the encounter.
“Listen, after the initial hearings that happened a year ago, the number of women, and men, who approached me in public places and cried about what this meant to them because there’s so much about this issue. And I, as a prosecutor, personally prosecuted sexual assault cases and cases of this general nature, and one of the worst things that happens is that when we are not willing to believe the victim and take them seriously,” Harris said on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow earlier this month.
“Take them seriously. Investigate the case,” she continued. “Determine and assess credibility. But let’s take the allegations seriously. And it’s a very serious allegation. So, you know, I think that, you know, what we have seen, frankly, is we’ve seen suppression of evidence. If the bodies that are charged with actually investigating fail to do it and block it off, or tailor it, I would argue that’s suppression of evidence.”
“I call for impeachment. I believe that is the clearest way for us to get an investigation of these allegations and we should open an investigation of these allegations.”