Councilman Ras Baraka beat fellow Democrat Shavar Jeffries with 55 percent of the vote on Tuesday night to become the next mayor of Newark. Baraka, son of the late poet Amiri Baraka, served as deputy mayor under Mayor Sharpe James and was a high school principal. He’s been a frequent critic of Cory Booker, who vacated the office in October after being elected to the Senate, so Newark residents should probably direct their snow- and Hot Pocket-related tweets elsewhere.
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.