Never Say Never
As Bret Kavanaugh nears the anniversary of his October 8th confirmation, new allegations of sexual assault are surfacing. But the real question is not whether the decade-old stories can be proven, but whether Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Judicicary during the process.
The New York Times published an excerpt from an upcoming book about the Supreme Court Justice which questions whether Kavanaugh perjured himself during the proceedings and could face impeachment.
US Senators such as Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris referred to last years 50-48 confirmation as a sham and after the recent NY Times story are calling for an inquiry into removing Kavanaugh from the court.
According to the constitution, any federal officer may be removed from office for “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” The actual process is exactly the same as has been contemplated for Trump, where the House would vote by a simple majority and the Senate trial would require 67 votes to remove the accused.
Although removal from office for a sitting member of the Supreme Court is unlikely, (it’s never occurred), Democrat Jerry Nadler, head of the House Judiciary Committee, might move toward an official inquiry if more substantive allegations surface.