House Judiciary Committee Democrats are calling for Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote to be postponed while charges that the nominee perjured himself are investigated.
The House Judiciary Committee Democrats tweeted:
“These charges are very serious and call Judge Kavanaugh’s fitness into question. DOJ and the Judicial Conference should examine the allegations quickly, and @senjudiciary should postpone any confirmation vote until the matter is resolved.” @RepJerryNadler https://t.co/vpBvyM7xHs
— House Judiciary Dems (@HouseJudDems) September 9, 2018
In that 2004 hearing and again in 2006, when he was being considered for a seat on the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Kavanaugh told Congress, under oath, that he knew nothing about the extensive theft of secret strategy documents from Democratic senators’ computers by Republican staffers. As it turns out, he did in fact receive those documents or summaries of them. But he now claims that he had no reason to believe that they had been stolen, even though one email he got had the subject line “spying” and began, “I have a friend who is a mole for us on the left.”<>
Then there are the persistent doubts about his truthfulness in telling senators in 2006 that he had no knowledge of Mr. Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program or his detainee treatment policy — claims that have been called into question by yet more emails, which showed he knew about both of those things years before they became public.
BRETT KAVANAUGH HAS BEEN LYING UNDER OATH FOR DECADES
Kavanaugh should be ashamed of how he got to the doorstep of becoming a Supreme Court justice, but he is the one wrote the modern playbook for unpopular Republican Supreme Court nominees. Kavanaugh has said nothing, and without Democrats on the committee asking the tough questions and releasing documents, the American people would know nothing about Trump’s nominee.
There are two pieces of good news. The Kavanaugh nomination could still be stopped, and if Kavanaugh is confirmed, it is possible to impeach a Supreme Court justice.
The Democrats are right. It is time to pull the emergency brake and stop this Kavanaugh farce. If Republicans do confirm Kavanaugh, it will their last act as a majority in the House and possibly the Senate as well, as voters will make them pay in November.