Democrats and Hollywood celebs want Brett Kavanaugh impeached over new sexual misconduct allegations
Opinion by DJ Mellons: Democrats are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over a New York Times report that reignites allegations of sexual misconduct. Tell me if you’ve heard this one already… on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” network political analyst Jason Johnson said Justice Brett Kavanaugh was like “the fifth guy in the gang ra**pe in light of a New York Times report about Kavanaugh’s potential involvement in unwanted sexual contact.
They have come unglued now that the Trump Russia Hoax has been exposed.
Johnson said, “This is giving me a flashback to all of the disgusting things that I thought about Brett Kavanaugh last year. The technical things, the mysterious debt, and we have no idea where it went. I don’t know anybody who spends that much money on Nationals’ tickets. That doesn’t make any sense to me. And then thousands of the legal documents things he wrote in the Bush administration that would Republicans would not turn forward. Then you have the history of sexual assault.”
Hollywood also took to social media and called for the impeachment of Kavanaugh following a New York Times report that a collage classmate claims he saw Kavanaugh “with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
“One of Trump’s Supreme Court appointments sits in a stolen seat. The other has sexually assaulted women and committed perjury about it. So there’s that,” said left-wing Hollywood director Rob Reiner aka the Meathead.
One of Trump’s Supreme Court appointments sits in a stolen seat. The other has sexually assaulted women and committed perjury about it. So there’s that.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) September 15, 2019
He MUST be Impeached. https://t.co/bEQfAplOoo
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) September 15, 2019
Agreed. Kavanaugh should’ve never gotten the job in the first place. He has no place making decisions at the highest level for our country. I do not trust him and I don’t know a single woman who does. Impeach him NOW. #ImpeachKavanaugh https://t.co/N3qqrZYD8T
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) September 15, 2019
Mitch McConnell chimed in on Sunday, saying “Fortunately a majority of Senators and the American people rallied behind timeless principles such as due process and the presumption of innocence. I look forward to many years of service to come from Justice Kavanaugh.”
Fortunately a majority of Senators and the American people rallied behind timeless principles such as due process and the presumption of innocence. I look forward to many years of service to come from Justice Kavanaugh.
— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) September 15, 2019
More Hollywood hate below.
Kavanaugh frantically sliding into Trump's DMs:
Hush, please. I would never survive discovery. https://t.co/PSgjFFZRcF
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) September 15, 2019
— ROSIE (@Rosie) September 15, 2019
Don’t any US citizens have standing to bring this shit to court? https://t.co/YgLQvFJDs3
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 15, 2019
Once my friend rested his dick on my dog’s nose. We call him “Filthy Randy” and he doesn’t serve on the Supreme Court.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) September 15, 2019
Disgusting negligence! https://t.co/SVWnXUFiJ9
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) September 15, 2019
Former classmate reportedly told FBI of another Kavanaugh allegation https://t.co/vRdemY0n61
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) September 15, 2019
I don’t have anything insightful to say about Kavanaugh but I really encourage journalists/Congress/protestors to crawl up his ass & build a house because he is QUITE a nexus of everything fucked up about the US & needs to be understood thoroughly/stopped.
— rob delaney (@robdelaney) September 15, 2019
Democrats and Independents who are sick of this shit: Let the lies by Brett Kavanaugh and the cover up by the GOP-controlled Senate fuel your disgust and turn that anger into votes. Let’s take back our country in 2020 and keep men like Kavanaugh and Trump out of government.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 15, 2019
Meanwhile, soon to be dropped out Kamala Harris accused Kavanaugh of lying during his Senate confirmation hearings following the publication of the new allegations.
“He must be impeached,” Harris declared.
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
Julián Castro, a Democratic presidential contender, also called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
“It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached,” Castro said. “And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter.”
It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached.
And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter. https://t.co/Yg1eh0CkNl
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 15, 2019
However, the newest allegations — that seven people have corroborated Deborah Ramirez’s accusations and that Kavanaugh pulled down his pants at a Yale party and his “friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student” — are not as substantiated as Democrats would make them appear.
In fact, the Times omitted several key details from its story.
Although the Times reporters alleged they had contacted seven people who corroborated Ramirez’s story, the Times itself reported last year they could find no one to confirm Ramirez’s story; Ramirez herself could find no one to corroborate her allegations.
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) September 24, 2018
Meanwhile, the alleged victim of the second incident told the two Times reporters who published the story that she did not remember the alleged incident involving Kavanaugh’s being pushed into her hand.
The Times also did not include that in the story, although it was printed in the forthcoming book from which the story was pulled.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to the impeachment calls Sunday, saying they represent Democrats’ obsession “with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh.”
“I think this article just shows the obsession with the far left, — with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years back with anonymous sources,” Cruz said. “It really is another sign of how nasty and divided the time is today.”
The only Supreme Court Justice to ever be impeached in U.S. history was Samuel Chase in 1805. The articles of impeachment were filed against him in the House but he was acquitted by the Senate.The House impeached him on grounds of letting his partisan leanings affect his court decisions, but ultimately remained in office.
After Kavanaugh was nominated by Trump in June 2018 to take a vacant seat on the Supreme Court, a handful of accusations spanning back decades surfaced.
Deborah Ramirez claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dorm party at Yale, where they were both students, and forced her to touch him.
Most notably, however, was Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged Kavanaugh held her down on a bed at high school party when she was 15 and tried to remove her clothing, putting his hand over her mouth to stop her screaming.
She testified before the House Judiciary Committee as part of a probe into the allegations ahead of the confirmation vote.
He was ultimately confirmed and seemed to be in the clear and avoid any controversy, until the latest accusations emerged.
NYT Reporters’ essay about a supposed second Yale incident omitted their own book reporting that completely undercuts it: alleged victim denies any memory of it. Journalistically indefensible, though gullible additional reporters are spreading it of course.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) September 15, 2019