Rep. Ayanna Pressley is rolling up her sleeves in an effort to spark impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a bombshell exposé revealed previously unheard sexual misconduct allegations.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in a lifetime appointment, but an extensive New York Times report revealed that his confirmation hearing didn’t include testimonies from several people who reportedly had first-hand knowledge that would paint the Supreme Court Justice in a different light.
In a resolution file Tuesday, Pressley gives the House Judiciary Committee authority to begin an investigation into the claims, call witnesses by subpoena and fund the investigative effort, Vox reports. But the House would need to green-light the resolution, WBUR reports.
“I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. It is our responsibility to collectively affirm the dignity and humanity of survivors,” Pressley said in a statement to WBUR.
“Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set a dangerous precedent,” Pressley’s statement said. “We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions.”
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