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Democrats already talking about impeaching Kavanaugh before confirmation

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Supreme
court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate
Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The committee will vote on
Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Friday.

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  • Before the Senate has even voted on whether or not to
    confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have
    begun talking about impeaching him from the
    court. 
  • Democrats stand to potentially win back the Senate in
    the 2018 midterm elections, and could use that opportunity to
    dig into Kavanaugh and possibly have him impeached.
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Kavanaugh’s
    confirmation on Friday, potentially advancing him to a wider
    Senate vote and eventual confirmation to the Supreme
    Court.

Before the Senate has even voted on whether or not to confirm
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Democrats have begun
talking about impeaching him from the court. 

“Based on the numerous allegations of sexual assault
against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, including these new criminal
allegations by Julie Swetnick, the House Judiciary

Committee must immediately start an investigation into
Judge Kavanaugh to see if he should be impeached,” Ted Lieu, a
California Democratic Congressman tweeted on Wednesday.

Lieu’s tweet refers to Swetnick, the Kavanaugh accusers who
alleges he and friends held parties and plied women with drugs
and alcohol to facilitate gang raping them. 

The news website Axios
quoted
a well-known, but unnamed, Democratic strategist on
Friday as saying that among the minority Democratic party, if
Kavanaugh gets confirmed, it’s “only question is who calls for it
[impeachment] first.”


Brett KavanaughJim
Bourg/Reuters

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a Democrat,
told CNN
on Thursday: 

“As soon as Democrats
get gavels we’re going to want to get to the bottom of
this.” 

It implies
that 

Democratic wins in 2018 could tip the
balance of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and allow the current
minority party to dig into Kavanaugh.

With Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote set for Friday, and the
schedule permitting his ascension to the Supreme Court as quickly
as next week, Democrats’ only option to oppose Kavanaugh may be
impeachment.

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