Rep. Ayanna Pressley To File Resolution For Kavanaugh Impeachment
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and a slew of other members of Congress are ready for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to leave the bench. After more sexual misconduct allegations against the newly-instated justice surfaced this week, Pressley says she plans to introduce a resolution on Tuesday that calls for an impeachment inquiry. 

“I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. It is our responsibility to collectively affirm the dignity and humanity of survivors,” the Congresswoman said in a statement obtained by reporters.

Presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Julian Castro—who spoke to Joy Reid this weekend about the matter—have all called for a Kavanaugh impeachment following a New York Times article reported that one of his former Yale classmates saw Kavanaugh press his genitals up against a woman without her consent.

“Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set a dangerous precedent,” Pressley said. “We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions.”

Brett Kavanaugh emotes a sad face during Supreme Court Justice hearings one year before calls for impeachment
Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Supreme Court associate justice nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, reacts while testifying during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. Christine Blasey Ford said she is “one hundred percent” certain that Kavanaugh is the person who sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and she told a Senate committee that he and his friend laughed at her expense during the attack. Photographer: Saul Loeb/Pool via Bloomberg

Tuesday will not be the first time that Pressley publicly opposes Kavanaugh’s fitness to sit on the highest court in the country. Days before his confirmation last fall, the member of “The Squad” joined hundreds of protestors at Boston City Hall to denounce his nomination.

Pressley’s resolution would permit an impeachment inquiry, set up a task force to further investigate the allegations made against the Justice, and supply the necessary funding to complete the probe.

In July of 2018, Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh for a seat on the SCOTUS. Soon after, sexual misconduct allegations began to surface about the man who was being considered for a lifetime appointment. Though accusers Blasey Ford and Ramirez gave compelling statements about what occurred, the Senate voted by the slimmest of margins (50-48) to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination.

According to the Washington Post, if Kavanaugh is impeached, he will become just the second Supreme Court Justice to be removed in this manner.

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