If you like tales of skeevy political intrigue, you will almost certainly enjoy Gawker editor John Cook’s account of his trip to Toronto to investigate a tip about a video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack. Cook says he saw a recording of Ford taking a hit from a glass pipe, and that the tape’s owner is looking to sell it for “six figures.” (Apparently Gawker wasn’t willing to spend that kind of money.) Ford’s lawyer denies that the footage is real but, if it is, it might explain a few things about the conservative mayor’s weird recent behavior, such as his dash from a community meeting to place campaign magnets on cars, his intoxicated ejection from a military gala, or his alleged drunken groping of a former mayoral candidate.
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.