Pressley on Kavanaugh impeachment: 'Deeply disturbing' that a justice 'could have this many allegations'

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyGirl Scouts spark backlash from left after congratulating Justice Amy Coney Barrett Progressive lawmakers call for United Nations probe into DHS 'human rights abuses' Ocasio-Cortez hits Trump for 'disrespect' over calling her AOC during debates MORE (D-Mass.) told CNN on Tuesday that "it's deeply disturbing" for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughVermont secretary of State says Kavanaugh's correction still unsatisfactory Kavanaugh corrects opinion in voting case following Vermont official's objection The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states MORE to have "this many allegations" against him, explaining she had filed an impeachment resolution against him in order to "get to the truth."

"It's deeply disturbing that someone that serves on the highest court in the land could have this many allegations," Pressley said. 

The freshman lawmaker criticized as "fundamentally flawed" the FBI investigation and Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last September that examined an allegation of sexual assault against Kavanaugh ahead of his confirmation to the high court.


Pressley, a survivor of sexual assault, called on other members of the Democratic caucus to get behind her impeachment push, including Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Democrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  MORE (D-Ill.), who had urged the Massachusetts representative to "get real," CNN reported. 

"I say this is the reckoning, and gone are the days we will be complicit," Pressley said.

"One of the reasons why I ran for Congress is to fight for the healing and the justice of all survivors, and so I'm doing what I was delivered to Congress to do," she said.

Pressley's impeachment resolution follows a New York Times story published Saturday that alleged that a male classmate witnessed Kavanaugh press his genitals against a woman without her consent during college.

The Times issued a correction afterward, saying that several friends of the woman told them she does not remember the incident.

Conservatives including President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden campaign slams Facebook after thousands of ads blocked by platform's pre-election blackout Mnuchin says he learned of Pelosi's letter to him about stimulus talks 'in the press' Harris to travel to Texas Friday after polls show tie between Trump, Biden MORE have seized on the correction to paint the Times's reporting as fundamentally flawed, saying the media wants to smear Kavanaugh. 

“The New York Times made another terrible mistake. It’s a shame that a thing like that could happen,” Trump told reporters Monday.

“To do that about a Supreme Court justice is a terrible thing,” he continued. “It’s fake news. It’s just fake news. They have to be very embarrassed.”