As predicted, President Obama will nominate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, NBC News’ Peter Williams is reporting tonight. Kagan, 50, who served as dean of Harvard Law School from 2003 to 2009, became the first female solicitor general in early 2009 after she was appointed by Obama and then approved by a 61–31 Senate vote. If she is confirmed, Kagan would become the third woman on the court, taking over the vacancy left by Justice John Paul Stevens, who announced his retirement on April 9. [MSNBC]
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.
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.
It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached. And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter.
Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh—one we didn’t find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his nomination. We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached.