Democrats cannot accept that Brett Kavanaugh has taken his rightful seat on the Supreme Court. As soon as Kavanaugh completed his confirmation as Justice, Democrats began scheming on how to get him out via impeachment.
Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, however, says that would be “absolutely foolish, inconsistent and hypocritical.”
“Those who believe that Bill Clinton should never have been impeached for allegedly lying about his sex life are now going to lead the campaign to impeach Kavanaugh for allegedly lying about his sexual and drinking activities back when he was a 17-year-old?” Dershowitz said on “America’s Newsroom” Monday. “It’s hypocrisy run rampant.”
He said that the Constitution would not permit the impeachment of a sitting Supreme Court justice for actions he took while a private citizen decades ago, nor would it permit using perjury as a pretext for religitating old charges of sexual misconduct.
“I think that Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. We ought to be moving forward. Let’s judge Justice Kavanaugh on his performance as a justice of the Supreme Court,” Dershowitz said. “These type of vengeance inquisitions have to stop.”
Democrats seeking to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will be hamstrung by the Constitution, according to Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz.
“The Constitution would not permit impeachment of a sitting justice for actions he took while a private citizen 35 years ago, nor would it permit using the laws of perjury, which are very tough,” Dershowitz said Monday during an interview with Fox News.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the New York Democrat poised to chair the House Judiciary Committee should his party win a majority after the 2018 midterm elections, has suggested the panel may investigate Kavanaugh under his leadership. Reps. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif., have already voiced their support for probing the newly installed justice.