“The Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is expected to introduce a resolution on Tuesday requesting an impeachment inquiry into U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh following new allegations of sexual misconduct by The New York Times.
The Times story published last week has since been revised to include an Editor’s Note that the woman in the alleged assault at a college dorm party did not even corroborate the story. Even more, several friends of hers told The Times that she does not recall the incident ever happening.
Even more doubt is casted on the supposed witness's testimony, as MRCTV reported:
The allegation was supposedly made by a former classmate of Kavanaugh’s, Max Stier, who reportedly told the FBI he saw Kavanaugh expose himself at a frat party in college some 30-odd years ago, according to the Times. While Stier has declined to talk about the incident publicly, two Times reporters got ahold of his testimony from someone else and ran with it as the Gospel truth.
The Times' correction was not made until after several 2020 Democratic hopefuls – including Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and California Sen. Kamala Harris – called for Justice Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
Even with the Editor’s Note admitting shady reporting, Democratic presidential candidates are doubling down, including Sen. Harris who shared a video on Monday about investigating and taking the allegations “seriously." Now Rep. Pressley is pushing for an official inquiry.
Pressley in a statement about her resolution curiously did not mention the NYT story, but did make mention of the women who came forward during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.
"I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. It is our responsibility to collectively affirm the dignity and humanity of survivors,” the statement reads.
Most Democrats don't want to impeach Kavanaugh, or to even have it as a subject of discussion, according to a report by POLITICO.
Republicans have come out in support of Kavanaugh, including President Trump, who called the NYT piece a “SMEAR story” and said that Kavanaugh should, at this point, “sue for libel.”
The NYT reporters are now blaming their editors as well as the woman allegedly assaulted, saying she was “incredibly drunk” and so her “memory of her own assault is ‘questionable,’” as MRCTV reported on Tuesday.