On March 11, 2016, Senator Orrin Hatch, President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate and the most senior Republican Senator, predicted that President Obama would “name someone the liberal Democratic base wants” even though he “could easily name Merrick Garland, who is a fine man.”
Merrick Garland is a supremely qualified judge. He has no political affiliation, and, unlike Mr. Kavanaugh, has never worked in the White House for a dishonest and humiliated administration.
Newly released emails show that while Kavanaugh was working to move through President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees, Kavanaugh received confidential memos, letters, and talking points of Democratic staffers stolen by GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda.
Receiving those memos and letters alone is not an impeachable offense.
Kavanaugh should be impeached because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received information stolen from the U.S. Senate, and each time he falsely denied it.
Sen. Orrin Hatch asked him directly if he received “any documents that appeared to you to have been drafted or prepared by Democratic staff members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.” Kavanaugh responded, unequivocally, “No.”
The stolen documents were e-mailed and copies were personally handed directly to Kavanaugh.
May 31, 2016
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