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AOC Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment following Botched NYT Article

AOC Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment following Botched NYT ArticleRepresentative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) called for the impeachment of Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh in a tweet on Monday, amid controversy over a discredited New York Times story detailing further allegations of sexual-misconduct against Kavanaugh that was published Saturday.Along with her tweet, which was posted, then deleted, and then posted again without explanation, Ocasio-Cortez shared a video of a speech she gave at what appears to be a rally against Kavanaugh's then-impending confirmation.> This was almost a year ago.> > It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat.> > Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion – it’s about the abuse of power.> > He must be impeached.pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 16, 2019"Could you imagine if Brett Kavanaugh had to sit in front of a panel of eleven women of color deciding his fate? Could you imagine? Could you imagine?" she asks in the video as the crowd applauds.The Times story, which was questioned after the alleged victim said she did not remember the incident it described, led a number of Democratic presidential candidates, including Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren, to join Ocasio-Cortez in calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment.> I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. > > He must be impeached.> > — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019> Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.> > — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 15, 2019President Trump, meanwhile, suggested that those who continue to accuse Kavanaugh should be sued.> Just Out: “Kavanaugh accuser doesn’t recall incident.” @foxandfriends DO YOU BELIEVE WHAT THESE HORRIBLE PEOPLE WILL DO OR SAY. They are looking to destroy, and influence his opinions – but played the game badly. They should be sued!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2019



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Blasey Ford’s Lawyer Admits Client Wants ‘Asterisk’ Next to Kavanaugh’s Name When He Rules on Roe

Blasey Ford’s Lawyer Admits Client Wants ‘Asterisk’ Next to Kavanaugh’s Name When He Rules on RoeDebra Katz, the attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, who leveled sexual-assault allegations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, admitted during an April speech that her client's decision to come forward was partly motivated by a desire to put “an asterisk next to” Kavanaugh's name before “he takes a scalpel” to Roe v. Wade.The video, which was obtained by The Daily Caller, shows Katz discussing the positive implications of Blasey Ford's testimony before the University of Baltimore's Feminist Legal Theory Conference in April.“In the aftermath of these hearings, I believe that Christine’s testimony brought about more good than the harm misogynist Republicans caused by allowing Kavanaugh on the court,” Katz says in the video. “He will always have an asterisk next to his name. When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.”After Kavanaugh was nominated to the High Court, Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor, accused him of tackling her onto a bed and groping her while drunk during a high-school party. During the weeks-long confirmation fight that followed, Blasey Ford and her counsel maintained that she was motivated by nothing more then a sense of civic duty, and specifically denounced the suggestion that she was politically motivated.Kavanaugh unequivocally denied the allegations and no witnesses or contemporaneous evidence emerged to support Blasey Ford's account.A coalition of progressive advocacy groups is urging Congress to open an investigation into the allegations brought by Blasey Ford and other high-school and college acquaintances of Kavanaugh's.“Senate Republicans made a mockery of their constitutional responsibility to provide ‘advice and consent’ on the president’s nomination of Justice Kavanaugh, and the American people deserve to know how and why the process was such a sham,” the groups wrote in a letter to the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees. “The public is just as entitled to a thorough review of Justice Kavanaugh’s record now as it was before he was elevated to the Supreme Court and to know whether allegations against him of sexual assault and perjury have any factual basis.”



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New Reports Add To Muddled View Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Character At Yale

New Reports Add To Muddled View Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Character At YaleMultiple reports on Monday evening shed light on Supreme Court nominee Brett



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Kavanaugh’s fate now rests with three GOP senators — Flake, Murkowski and Collins

Kavanaugh’s fate now rests with three GOP senators — Flake, Murkowski and CollinsThe Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on Friday on whether to advance Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to the full Senate.



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Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats Say

Kavanaugh’s Choir Boy Defense Raises Questions About His Credibility, Democrats SayWASHINGTON ― Senators are expected to weigh the credibility of Dr. Christine



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Former Student: Brett Kavanaugh’s Prep School Party Scene Was A ‘Free-For-All’

Former Student: Brett Kavanaugh’s Prep School Party Scene Was A ‘Free-For-All’For the duration of his time on campus, a former student recalls, the guiding



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Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possible

Kavanaugh’s downfall, once impossible, now seems very possibleA nomination that appeared to be a sure thing for President Trump and the GOP is now barely hanging on.



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Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutiny

Kavanaugh’s views on affirmative action draw scrutinyBrett Kavanaugh's views on race and equality have become a major focus of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.



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Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing Continues

Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing ContinuesJudge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing continues Wednesday



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Democrats may question Kavanaugh’s personal finances

Democrats may question Kavanaugh’s personal financesAs Brett Kavanaugh enters his second day of contentious confirmation hearings for his nomination to the Supreme Court, he could face questions about his finances on subjects ranging from baseball tickets to the down payment for his home.



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