Back in 1984, the now 65-year-old Bernie Goetz became the George Zimmerman of his time when he shot four black teenagers who, he claimed, threatened him on the subway — an incident that “brought to the surface long-smoldering urban issues of race, crime and quality of life.” On Friday afternoon, Goetz was arrested for selling $30 worth of weed to a female undercover police officer after she responded positively to his offer to get her high. To hear Joe Lhota and his surrogates tell it, Bill de Blasio’s all but certain upcoming mayoral win means that New York City’s days as a graffiti-strewn crime incubator are on their way back, so the reemergence of one of the most polarizing figures of the eighties feels appropriate — especially because he’s in trouble over something as minor as “a small amount of pot in a tissue.”
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.