The Nation: Brett Kavanaugh Should Be Impeached

In an article in The Nation, John Nichols cited our campaign calling on Congress to launch impeachment proceedings against Judge Brett Kavanaugh for committing perjury.

Nichols discusses the background of the call for impeachment proceedings. He details how, during his confirmation hearings in 2004 and 2006, Kavanaugh was questioned regarding an incident in which private computer files of Senate Democrats were hacked and stolen. These files were “used to assist in getting President Bush’s most controversial judicial nominees confirmed.”

But Free Speech For People Legal Advisory Committee member, Lisa Graves, the chief counsel for nominations for the ranking Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee during that period, recently stated in an article in Slate:

Kavanaugh actively hid his own involvement, lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee by stating unequivocally that he not only knew nothing of the episode, but also never even received any stolen material.

Kavanaugh continues to deny his knowledge of the stolen files in current Supreme Court confirmation hearings, despite evidence to the contrary. In his piece, Nichols highlights our campaign to launch impeachment proceedings against the judge. Nichols further cites our memorandum to argue that federal judges can be impeached and removed from the judiciary for committing perjury:

The Framers of the US Constitution understood that corruption in the process of obtaining a federal office is an impeachable offense… Judge Kavanaugh’s perjury in the process of obtaining his current position on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, should…lead to his removal from the federal judiciary and should disqualify him from ever holding a future federal office.

There is precedent for impeaching judges who have committed constitutional violations and perjury, and there is sufficient evidence that shows Kavanaugh lied under oath.

This is further indication that the hearings yesterday should never have moved forward, given ample evidence of Kavanaugh’s perjury. The solution is to launch impeachment proceedings against Judge Brett Kavanaugh now. Sign our petition now to encourage Congress to act!

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