According to this, the fat lady is nowhere near done singing yet.
Chief Justice John Roberts has referred the 15 existing complaints about Brett Kavanaugh to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and while those complaints would have ironically been overseen by Merrick Garland, who currently sits as the chief judge of that court, he has recused himself. Two out of the 15 complaints were made by “Democratic-aligned groups.” One of the complaints is that Kavanaugh lied to cover up his sex crimes, because our WORLD IS COMPLETELY BATSH*T right now.
BUT, before everyone gets all crazy, you should know that the investigations into these complaints are limited to any public statements Kavanaugh made while he was a nominee. So I don’t think that means Julie Swetnick is gonna get up and tell her stupid sob story to anyone.
According to the sourcelink, the complaints include:
The first was filed on September 10, before the allegations of sexual assault came out, and accused Kavanaugh of lying when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee he didn’t know he received information stolen from Senate Democrats when he was working in the Bush White House in the early 2000s.
The second, filed September 27, claims Kavanaugh violated the judiciary’s code of conduct by ‘engaging in a public and partisan campaign of lies to cover-up and conceal sexual misconduct and crimes he committed in the past.’
Here’s where it gets even more sketchy. Let’s say the 10th Circuit Court found that Kavanaugh was guilty of something. The range of resulting punishments could be “getting a private talking-to” by the chief judge (Merrick Garland) to being suspended from hearing cases to a referral to the House of Representatives for impeachment proceedings – the latter of which, of course, is what morons like Kamala Harris are gunning for. In case you missed it yesterday, Kamala used a Senate hearing about threats to the Homeland to pester Christopher Wray about the Kavanaugh investigation. Look:
What a complete hag.
Anyway, it’s clear she’s hoping that the investigation of Brett Kavanaugh continues until such time as he’s impeached. But even though it’s possible that Kavanaugh could be referred to Congress for impeachment proceedings if he’s found to have done something wrong, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll ever be impeached. You know why? Because the House would have to kick things off by having the Judiciary Committee conduct an investigation, which I’m pretty sure Grassley would be all, “SERIOULY YOU IDIOTS?!?” about. But let’s say he indulged, and the Dems win in November, and a simple majority in the House votes to impeach. THEN, the Senate would conduct a trial, where Senators themselves would serve as the jury, and if TWO THIRDS of them vote yes to impeach, then and ONLY then could Kavanaugh be removed. If you think 67 senators are going to agree to do that, you’re high.
Nancy Pelosi, as stupid as she may be, is already kind of downplaying the whole idea of pushing impeachment, to her credit.
Anyway, so yeah. There’s more investigating happening, which is wasting time and money. Yay us.