The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats’ plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C, not knowing that The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was also on the train and within earshot. Nadler is set to take over as judiciary chairman as a result of Democrats flipping the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Nadler claimed in one call that “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury,” claiming the justice misled about when he first heard about the second of several unproven allegations against him.
Nadler claimed Kavanaugh was “asked at a committee hearing under oath when he first heard of the subject, he said, ‘When I’d heard of The Atlantic article.’ But there is an email chain apparently dating from well before that from him about ‘How can we deal with this?’” Nadler appeared to confuse The Atlantic with The New Yorker, which first reported the second allegation. he congressman’s claim echoed a misleading NBC News article that left out crucial context about Kavanaugh’s answer — one of several Kavanaugh stories that NBC got wrong.
Nadler reportedly said, when his interlocutor objected to his plan.“The worst-case scenario — or best case depending on your point of view — you prove he:
In the light of those who are having a hard time with the Kavanaugh appointment to the Supreme Court, it might be time for another to step down. Judge Ginsburg is not as sturdy on her feet as she once was, and in America at her age they are putting them in the nursing homes. Is the judge healthy enough to carry on with the rigorous work load of the Supreme Court, or is it time to retire????
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, misses Trump attend Brett Kavanaugh’s formal investiture after she is hospitalized with three broken ribs after fall
Daily Mail Reports: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after a fall in her office that led her to fracture three of her ribs, it was announced Thursday. The 85-year old was admitted ‘for observation and treatment’ after the Wednesday fall, according to a statement put out by the Supreme Court. The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital in Washington early Thursday after experiencing discomfort overnight. The court says the fall occurred Wednesday evening.
The hospital treatment meant that she was not present as President Trump went to the high court Thursday for the formal swearing in ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He took the First Lady Melania Trump with him for the trip to the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue, where the first couple posed with the rest of the Supreme Court bench and Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley.
The inauguration is traditionally attended by all the Supreme Court bench.
Also present Thursday was retired justice Anthony Kennedy, whose seat Kavanaugh is taking and for whom the new justice had been a clerk. The ceremony, however, did not feature the: