Where Congress failed, the people of this great nation decided to take action against the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Political protests resounded in the halls of Congress and at the brass door of the Supreme Court. Now, the people have signed a petition imploring the House of Representative to investigate and impeach Kavanaugh in astonishing numbers.
The petition reached 159,447 out of its goal of 200,000., thus far It read, “an accused sexual predator and liar” has no place on the Supreme Court (SCOTUS):
‘There is no room for an accused sexual predator and liar on the Supreme Court. Brett Kavanaugh faces credible accusations of sexual assault and perjury and should be impeached. Initiate impeachment proceedings to remove him from the federal bench.’
Then, the petition pointed out that while the Senate Leader Mitch McConnell may have won the Kavanaugh battle, he has not won this war:
‘Mitch McConnell and his Misogynist Party may have won the battle to confirm Brett Kavanaugh – but this fight is far from over. Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of sexual assault and lying under oath in 2004, 2006 and at least 30 times during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Perjury is an impeachable offense (emphasis is petition’s).The House Judiciary Committee should immediately investigate these accusations and work to remove Kavanaugh from the Supreme Court.’
The petition pointed out that Kavanaugh’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing spotlighted the GOP’s misogyny and hatred:
‘Our activism forced Republicans’ misogyny and hate into the spotlight and delayed the confirmation process for weeks. Now it’s time to unleash the same grassroots power on House members and demand that they use every tool at their disposal to impeach Kavanaugh.’
Then, the petition listed Kavanaugh’s “false and questionable statement” during his hearing:
‘Several organizations have compiled Kavanaugh’s false and questionable statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee going all the way back to his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings.2 But even just in last week’s hearing, Kavanaugh lied repeatedly:
- Kavanaugh said he first heard about Deborah Ramirez’ allegations when the New Yorker published them on Sept. 23. But text messages show that Kavanaugh and his team were trying to refute Ramirez’s allegations before they became public.
- Kavanaugh claimed to have “no connections” to Yale, explaining that “I got there by busting my tail.” But Kavanaugh’s grandfather attended the school, giving him an advantage as a legacy student under Yale’s admissions policies.
- Kavanaugh said that he and Dr. Ford did not travel in the same social circles. But Dr. Ford dated Kavanaugh’s friend Chris Garrett (aka Squi), who Kavanaugh mentioned repeatedly in his testimony, in the summer of 1982.
- Kavanaugh said that none of the gatherings on his calendar included the group of people that Dr. Ford identified. But a July 1 calendar entry included the same people that Dr. Ford said attended the gathering.
- Kavanaugh claimed that “(a)ll the witnesses who were there say it didn’t happen.” But Dr. Ford’s friend Leland Keyser, one of those Dr. Ford says was present, said she believes Dr. Ford’s allegation.’
The petition continued to emphasize that Kavanaugh’s lies do matter, especially “denials of the multiple sexual assault claims:
‘These lies matter. Each one undermines Kavanaugh’s denials of the multiple sexual assault claims against him. Each one calls into question his trustworthiness and his ability to be an impartial and honest jurist. Because lying under oath is an impeachable offense, these lies also open Kavanaugh up to blackmail by anyone who could expose him, a risk that FBI agents are supposed to assess during background checks. But it is clear that the FBI did not conduct a real investigation.’
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