After a hard-fought battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court abortion case poses major test for Trump picks Overnight Health Care: Supreme Court to hear Louisiana abortion case | US narrowly keeps measles elimination status | Judge expected to keep Massachusetts vaping ban in place Ginsburg predicts historians will call this political era an ‘aberration’ MORE‘s confirmation just over a year ago, the revelation of further sexual misconduct allegations against him has prompted 13 Democrats to push for his impeachment.
“This is the reckoning, and gone are the days where we will be complicit and lackadaisical in the fact that this is an epidemic and survivors deserve healing and justice and everyone deserves due process,” Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyReporter who broke Weinstein allegations: ‘Me Too’ movement ‘a test of social change’ New York City bans term ‘illegal alien,’ institutes fines up to 0K CNN faces backlash for video highlighting white congresswomen as impeachment leaders MORE (D-Mass.) told CNN in September just after introducing a resolution in mid-September calling for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
Although the resolution’s odds of passing through Congress are long, 12 co-sponsors have signed onto the measure so far, including:
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez says woman who suggested ‘eating babies’ was Trump supporter Sanders after Trump calls Ocasio-Cortez a ‘wack job’: It will be ‘a real pleasure defeating you’ Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump after he calls her a ‘wack job’ MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarNY Rep. Max Rose backs impeachment inquiry Radio host Todd Starnes out at Fox News Ocasio-Cortez wishes Sanders speedy recovery: ‘Rest up, friend’ MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibDetroit police chief calls Tlaib facial recognization idea ‘racist’ Ocasio-Cortez wishes Sanders speedy recovery: ‘Rest up, friend’ Democrat hits Trump for past criticism of ‘foul language’ after ‘bulls—‘ tweet MORE (D-Mich.)
Fellow members of the so-called “Squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen have joined Pressley in signing onto her resolution.
On Sept. 16, shortly after the new allegations broke, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “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.”
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
Omar issued a similar call the same week, tweeting: “We must open impeachment inquiries against Trump *and* Kavanaugh immediately. It’s our constitutional duty.” She is the most recent cosponsor of the resolution, signing on Oct. 1 as opposed to Sept. 25 like the others.
Nothing terrifies this corrupt president more than the idea of Congress upholding the rule of law.
We must open impeachment inquiries against Trump *and* Kavanaugh immediately. It’s our constitutional duty. https://t.co/OVjBDWSqZT
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 15, 2019
Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyJoe Kennedy agrees to debate on climate with Markey The Hill’s Morning Report – Dems to hit gas on impeachment Green groups line up behind Markey ahead of looming Kennedy fight MORE III (D-Mass.)
Kennedy, who recently announced he will mount a primary challenge to Sen. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Iranian hacking operation targeted campaign, government accounts | House panel pushes Zuckerberg to testify on Libra | Trump officials step up attacks on Facebook encryption Bipartisan senators warn against efforts to weaken children’s online privacy law Joe Kennedy agrees to debate on climate with Markey MORE (D-Mass.), announced his support for impeaching Kavanaugh the same day Pressley announced she would introduce the resolution.
“Someone facing credible sexual assault allegations does not belong on our highest seat of justice. That’s a lesson this country should not have had to learn twice. We need an impeachment inquiry on Kavanaugh. We need court reform. And we need justice for survivors we have failed,” Kennedy tweeted on Sept. 17.
Someone facing credible sexual assault allegations does not belong on our highest seat of justice. That’s a lesson this country should not have had to learn twice. We need an impeachment inquiry on Kavanaugh. We need court reform. And we need justice for survivors we have failed.
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 17, 2019
Rep. John LewisJohn LewisDetroit police chief calls Tlaib facial recognization idea ‘racist’ Ossoff raises 0k in first three weeks of Senate bid, campaign says Here are the Senate Democrats backing a Trump impeachment inquiry over Ukraine call MORE (D-Ga.)
Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement, is one of the seniormost Democrats signed onto the resolution. His announcement that he supported the impeachment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump criticizes supposed second whistleblower North Korea missile test raises fears of new capabilities Window narrows for Trump trade deals MORE in September was a major turning point in the flood of Democratic support that led to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Republicans on defense as new reports emerge on impeachment Trump accuses Democrats of ‘interfering’ with 2020 election and ‘continuing to interfere’ with 2016 GOP searches for impeachment boogeyman MORE (D-Calif.) announcing an inquiry later that day. So far, no similar floodgates have opened on impeachment for Kavanaugh.
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