Having survived four days of contentious confirmation hearings, it appeared that Judge Brett Kavanaugh might just manage to squeak by with the smallest of margins and earn a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, despite the fact that he appeared to have contradicted himself under oath on more than a few occasions when questioned by Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Then on Saturday, a progressive political action committee (PAC) fired a legal torpedo that could well sink Kavanaugh’s nomination. And even if it doesn’t, it could pave the way for his eventual impeachment if he does manage to make it to the high court.
The Democratic Coalition has filed a criminal complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice accusing Kavanaugh of having committed perjury during his hearings:
🚨BREAKING: A criminal complaint and judicial ethics complaint are being filed against Kavanaugh for perjury in Congressional testimony — and LOOK WHO’S REVIEWING IT!
— Kristin Mink (@KristinMinkDC) September 8, 2018
Yes, you read that correctly: Merrick Garland, who was denied so much as a confirmation hearing when he was nominated for the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, is now Chief United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and will personally hear the complaint. That fact alone must have Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell very worried.
And the best part is, even if Garland dismisses the complaint — and he well may — the fact that the filing has been made provides additional ammunition for Congressional Democrats if they happen to take control of both the House and Senate in the midterm election. They could use it as the foundation for the impeachment of Kavanaugh just months after he’s been fitted for his new robes and sworn in. Imagine Kavanaugh’s surprise and total humiliation when he’s impeached and is no longer a judge on any court.
If perhaps you were looking for another reason it’s so vital that we all get out and vote and November, look no further than the case of Brett Kavanaugh, a man so craven and compromised he was willing to lie for the pathological liar currently sitting in the Oval Office.
Judge Kavanaugh, allow us to introduce you to Mr. Karma.