Kavanaugh book author on impeachment calls: 'That's not our determination to make'

One of the New York Times reporters who who wrote a book that includes new allegations of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughThe impeachment controversy drags Supreme Court into the politics of the Trump era Supreme Court can prove its independence — or its partisan capture Overnight Health Care — Presented by Coalition Against Surprise Medical Billing — Planned Parenthood plans M campaign for 2020 | Dem candidates embrace aggressive step on drug prices | Officials propose changes to encourage 'value-based' care MORE said the question over whether he should be impeached is not a decision for them to make.

Robin Pogrebin, who co-authored “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: an Investigation” with fellow journalist Kate Kelly, told Hill.TV on Thursday that they really wrestled with how the allegations against the judge should be viewed.

“Perhaps he — in the last 36 years — really seems to have been a better person,” Pogrebin said, referring to Kavanaugh.

"On the other hand, I think it’s important that these allegations are taken seriously and I also think there are some people who argue that this kind of behavior is a gateway to other aggressive behavior and that kind of a person doesn’t deserve to be on the court,” she added. “We decided that’s not our determination to make.”

Pogrebin’s comments come after the two authors sparked backlash after publishing an essay based on their book in The New York Times over the weekend.

Several 2020 presidential candidates, including Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardSaagar Enjeti: Tuesday's Democratic debate already 'rigged' against Gabbard, Sanders Former 2020 candidate Mike Gravel: 'No question' Sanders is physically fit to be president So many issues, too many candidates and so little time to debate MORE (D-Hawaii) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas), called for an impeachment or an investigation following the New York Times report.

The latest development marked the latest conflict since Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court last year.

The now-justice also faced accusations of sexual assault and sexual misconduct ahead of his confirmation from his first accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegations.

—Tess Bonn