The authors of a new controversial book focused on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time in college slammed Democrat politicians’ “rush to judgement” after the New York Times printed a botched story based on the material.
“It’s dismaying to see the rush to judgment,” said Kate Kelly, a NY Times reporter and co-author of “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh.”
“We definitely have been grappling with it for sure,” said co-author Robin Pogrebin. “There was a sense going into this that nuance doesn’t make headlines, … that people were going to pull stuff out. … People saw what they wanted to see before learning any of the facts, or didn’t even make much of an effort to pay attention to the facts.”
A handful of Democratic presidential hopefuls demanded Kavanaugh’s impeachment from the Supreme Court following the article.
2020 presidential hopeful Senator Kamala Harris doubled-down on her calls for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Monday night; calling new allegations against the judge “credible.”
“Christine Blasey Ford, who literally had nothing to gain by coming forward… nothing to gain. She had a perfect life. And she looked at the fact that this guy was being nominated and said, ‘the American people had the right to know what I know,’ and she was treated like a criminal,” Harris told MSNBC.
“So yes, I call for impeachment,” Harris told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. “I believe that is the clearest way for us to get an investigation of these allegations and we should open an investigation of these allegations.”
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.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
“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,” posted Harris on social media over the weekend.
The New York Times ultimately issued an apology and retracted key aspects of the story after the alleged victim claims to have no memory of the incident.
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