Empower Wisconsin
All Posts by Empower Wisconsin

2020 Democrats Push For Kavanaugh Impeachment Following New Unsubstantiated Allegations

Empower Wisconsin | Sept. 17, 2019

Guest column by Tristan Justice of The Federalist

Nearly every major 2020 Democratic candidate has called on the Supreme Court’s newest justice, Brett Kavanaugh, to be impeached this week after the New York Times reported on fresh claims of previously unreported conduct, without any evidence to support the new allegations.

New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, out with a new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” attempt to re-litigate the Kavanaugh confirmation battle from last year with heightened focus a story that mirrors Deborah Ramirez’s account of when the two were classmates at Yale. The authors explore a new claim of harassment, of which the alleged victim and friends do not even recall the incident, and they admit in their new book that they found no evidence to support the claims made by Ramirez or Christine Blasey Ford.

Democrats, however, are refusing to give up on ousting Kavanaugh, pushing for the justice’s impeachment after the New York Times’ report, in which the authors’ only evidence for the claims is their “gut reaction” that they are true. Every major candidate competing for the Democratic presidential nomination, except for the race’s front-runner former Vice President Joe Biden, has endorsed Kavanaugh’s impeachment in light of the report.

“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,” California Sen. Kamala Harris wrote on twitter.

 

“Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached,” Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted.

“Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh—one we didn’t find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his nomination. We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached,” former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke chimed in on Twitter.

“The revelations today confirm what we already knew: During his hearing, Kavanaugh faced credible accusations and likely lied to Congress,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders tweeted.

“I strongly oppose him, based on his views on the executive power, which will continue to haunt our country, as well as how he behaved, including the allegations that we are hearing more about today,” Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar said on ABC’s “This Week.” “My concern here is that the process was a sham. I don’t think you can look at impeachment hearings without getting the documents … and the attorney general is shielding documents.”

“This new allegation and additional corroborating evidence adds to a long list of reasons why Brett Kavanaugh should not be a Supreme Court justice,” Sen. Cory Booker wrote on Twitter. “I stand with survivors and countless other Americans in calling for impeachment proceedings to begin.”

“It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached,” former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro tweeted.

And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter. 

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg later called for impeachment as well, saying, “Kavanaugh should resign and if he doesn’t, the House should impeach him.”

Pete Buttigieg calls for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to resign or be impeached: “Kavanaugh should resign and if he doesn’t, the House should impeach him.”

This story was updated Sept. 16, 2019, 1:11 p.m., to reflect that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg added his support for impeachment.

Listen to more:

Explore More
Teen’s COVID speech lawsuit tied up in court

Teen’s COVID speech lawsuit tied up in court

The lawsuit of an Oxford, Wis. teen threatened with arrest for posting on Instagram that she had COVID-19 remains mired in delays six months after her parents took the sheriff’s department to court. 

Read More »

October 19, 2020
‘Street mural’ vandalism remains on Madison streets

‘Street mural’ vandalism remains on Madison streets

The Black Lives Matter demonstrators’ vandalism of Madison’s streets lives on thanks to a city government that will do nothing to clean it up for fear of being labeled racists. 

Read More »

October 19, 2020
‘Two systems of justice?’

‘Two systems of justice?’

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, appearing on Fox News’ ‘Sunday Morning Futures,’ discussed new developments in the investigation into conflicts of interest surrounding the Biden family.

Read More »

October 19, 2020
If the Democrats win everything

If the Democrats win everything

The most likely outcome at this point is for the Republicans to lose the presidency and the Senate, giving the Democrats control of the entire federal-lawmaking apparatus.

Read More »

October 19, 2020
Tool of the Week: Big Brother Facebook and Twitter

Tool of the Week: Big Brother Facebook and Twitter

The social network giants, hefty funders of the Democratic Party, don’t want you to be bothered by such pesky complications as a counterpoint, or facts that don’t support the left’s narrative. 

Read More »

October 19, 2020
Madison’s learning lockdown to continue

Madison’s learning lockdown to continue

Empower Wisconsin | Oct. 16, 2020 By M.D. Kittle  MADISON — Doubling down on a half-year of educational failure, the…

Read More »

October 18, 2020
Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *