A group of Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee have announced their willingness to investigate the allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh, HuffPost reports.
“Someone committed perjury under oath in the Senate Judiciary Committee and I think it was Judge Kavanaugh and therefore he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and should not serve as a judge on any court,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., told the news site.
Gutierrez, Reps. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., Hank Johnson, D-Ga., and the committee’s ranking member Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., joined together to call for a congressional investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been leveled against Kavanaugh.
“This whole process has stunk to high heaven. This confirmation process that has been run by [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell out of his office, over and above what [Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck] Grassley purports to be doing, is just strictly political,” Johnson told The Intercept in an interview. “Their aim is to get Kavanaugh confirmed regardless of his background.”
Johnson added that Kavanaugh’s “background is fair for consideration, both before he is confirmed and, if he should be confirmed, we would be duty-bound to follow-up on any blemishes on his record that were not fully discovered prior to his confirmation. We would owe that to the American people.”
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