It turns out that the trial of the Supreme Court’s newest member isn’t over just yet.
In an effort to bring down Justice Brett Kavanaugh, one House committee, led by Democrats, is attempting to obtain his records from more than a decade ago.
Leading the way, once again, is the House Judiciary Committee headed by Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) — the same Democrat lawmaker who has spent most of his time trying to get President Donald Trump impeached. Joining him in this effort is Hank Johnson (D-GA).
The two have made a records request to the National Archives and Records Administration for documents relating to Kavanaugh for the years 2001 to 2006. During this period, Kavanaugh worked in the White House as part of the administration of President George W. Bush.
“The Court’s fidelity,” wrote Nadler and Johnson, “to the principles of equal and impartial justice, as well as the public’s faith in the integrity of the judiciary, are foundational to maintaining the rule of law.”
The sought after documents were not available during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing before Congress. Nadler and his committee are trying to find some dirt on the High Court’s newest member in the hope of getting rid of him.
Getting rid of Kavanaugh is exactly what the Democrats could not do during Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The reader will likely remember this hearing to be the most contentious in recent memory — perhaps even of all time.
The man who up until that point was lauded for the life he had led, academically, professionally, and personally, all of a sudden had to face a number of uncorroborated sexual abuse allegations, most notably from accuser Christine Blasey Ford.
But at the end of the day, Ford simply could not substantiate her story, a story which she even had trouble keeping straight. Kavanaugh was therefore confirmed, and since then he has even managed to earn praise — on multiple occasions — from one of his most liberal colleagues, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
One of Kavanaugh’s supporters throughout the confirmation process was Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who was considered a swing vote at the time. With Nadler’s new attack on Kavanaugh, Collins is back at it, calling the effort, “absurd.”
“And for the House Judiciary Committee which plays no role in the confirmation process at all to say that it has the rights to these confidential records is outrageous,” Collins told Martha MacCallum on Fox News Thursday night.
“And it would’ve never been done if it were the records of President Obama’s staff secretary that they were seeking, that just would not happen.”