Democrats won’t take control of the House of Representatives until January… but they’re already plotting to remove Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Top Democrat, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY), who will lead the House Judiciary Committee when the Democrats take control in January, took a series of phone calls on the Acela train between Washington, D.C. and New York, where he outlined the Democrats’ plan to remove Kavanaugh from office.
What Nadler didn’t know? Conservative journalist Mollie Hemingway was sitting in earshot.
First, Nadler plans to have the House investigate how the FBI handled their investigation into unsubstantiated claims that Kavanaugh assaulted a woman when he was in high school.
“They didn’t even do a half-ass job,” Nadler fumed. “They didn’t interview 30 witnesses who said ‘Interview me! I’ve got a lot to say!”
Nadler admitted it would be a big issue—when the caller suggested impeaching Kavanaugh quietly, Nadler claimed that was impossible. “You can’t do it quietly because word will get out that the FBI or the committee is reaching out to witnesses.”
If that doesn’t work, he plans to go after Kavanaugh because “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury.” He explained that he believed Kavanaugh was “asked at a committee hearing under oath when he first heard of the subject, he said, ‘When I’d heard of the Atlantic article.’ But there is an email chain apparently dating from well before that from him about ‘How can we deal with this?’”
Apparently, the person Nadler was talking to didn’t agree: when the caller said that, basically, that was impeaching a Supreme Court Justice over hearsay and minutiae, Nadler replied, “That’s not technical, that’s real.”
“The worst-case scenario — or best case depending on your point of view — you prove he committed perjury, about a terrible subject and the Judicial Conference recommends you impeach him. So the president appoints someone just as bad,” Nadler added.