On two separate occasions, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to classmates at Yale University in the 1980s, according to new reporting from New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly.
The two published details of the incidents, one of which involved Deborah Ramirez, whose allegations were not fully investigated during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in 2018, in their new book, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation. The Times published an excerpt of the book on Saturday. In it, they say have found seven sources who were familiar with Ramirez’s allegations that Kavanaugh “pulled down his pants and thrust his penis at her” at a party. They also detail a previously unreported story that Kavanaugh attended another party “where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
Democratic presidential candidates including Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro have called for Kavanaugh to be impeached.
Obviously, barring the next Democratic Congress adding 20 or so new states Kavanaugh can’t be removed. But if a court-packing bill is going to be passed the illegitimacy of Kavanaugh and Gorsuch will have to become the consensus of Dem elites, and impeachment could be useful to that end.
I’m also reminded of how Bretty Kavanaugh told a truly staggering number of howlingly obvious lies, many unnecessary ones about stuff nobody would consider disqualifying. Who knows what a real investigation would uncover but it would most likely be a lot.