Only a few short days have passed since Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court, yet Democrats are already calling for his impeachment. If the Democrats take back the House of Representatives in November, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat, would be up for the chairmanship of the House Judiciary Committee. He has publicly suggested an inquiry into Kavanaugh’s background and may look for an avenue for impeachment.
According to Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, the constitution prevents the impeachment of Kavanaugh. He said in an interview with Fox News,
The Constitution would not permit impeachment of a sitting justice for actions he took while a private citizen 35 years ago, nor would it permit using the laws of perjury, which are very tough.
Despite the high legal bar to remove a sitting justice, Democrats would probably face an extreme backlash from Republicans politically. Dershowitz further explained, “that would be absolutely foolish, inconsistent, and hypocritical. Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old? It’s hypocrisy run rampant.”
The President also reiterated any attempt to impeach Justice Kavanaugh would be “an insult to the American public.”
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