A newly elected Democrat is trying to make a big splash in his first month in Congress.
Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO), who is on the House Judiciary Committee, said earlier this week that the committee is “likely” to look into allegations that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury during his confirmation hearings last fall — meaning they could even consider impeachment.
“There’s no question [Kavanaugh] committed perjury during the confirmation hearings and so forth,” Neguse said. “I think the Judiciary Committee is likely to take that up.”
Neguse’s claims all center around Kavanaugh’s testimony during his confirmation hearings last November.
In particular, Neguse is skeptical of what Kavanaugh said about the allegations first lodged against him by Deborah Ramirez. While testifying, Kavanaugh said he did not know about the allegations until a story was published in The New Yorker.
But according to NBC, he spoke of the accusations in text messages before the New Yorker report was published.
Now, lawmakers are trying to decide whether he was purposely misleading or he simply misspoke — and all signs point toward the latter.
The general belief is that Kavanaugh was contacted to comment on the story in the New Yorker before it was actually published.
His assumption then was the story was already out — not that the person contacting him had early knowledge of the article.
Wasting Taxpayer Money
In the end, this Judiciary Committee investigation is going to wind up to be a massive waste of taxpayer money and create yet more division in this country.
All we are going to get is a long, drawn-out hearing that, in the end, will not accomplish what it set out to do.
The only thing that will come of it is several million dollars of taxpayer money being flushed down the toilet.
Moreover, for all intents and purposes, all the nonsense about Kavanaugh and the court has died down.
Kavanaugh’s confirmation is over and done. The Dems should let it go.