WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on Tuesday urged a House of Representatives panel to investigate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of new allegations of sexual misconduct by the conservative judge when he was a college student in the 1980s.
Harris, one of 20 Democratic presidential candidates, said in a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler that the panel should “hold Mr. Kavanaugh accountable for his prior conduct and testimony.”
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Nadler on Monday faulted the FBI’s probe of prior sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh ahead of his narrow confirmation by the Senate in October 2018, saying in a radio interview it “apparently was a sham.” But Nadler said his panel had its “hands full” with investigating Republican President Donald Trump.
Harris is among the Democratic presidential candidates who called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after the New York Times published an essay over the weekend detailing what it described as a previously unreported incident of sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.
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Others include former U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro; U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker; South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg; and former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke.
Front-runner Joe Biden, the former vice president, stopped short of advocating impeachment, instead backing a probe of how the FBI handled its investigation.
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Warren told reporters on Tuesday that she believed “the only tool available” to investigate Kavanaugh further is an impeachment proceeding. “Right now Brett Kavanaugh has been accused of lying to Congress during his confirmation hearings, and so that means we should have an investigation,” Warren said.
The calls to impeach Kavanaugh have received a lackluster response from Democratic...
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