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

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOvernight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The American Investment Council - Trump takes his 'ready to reopen' mantra on the road MORE (D-Mass.) told CNN on Tuesday that "it's deeply disturbing" for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughThe 10 Senate seats most likely to flip Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff Juan Williams: Justice Thomas seizes his moment in the Trump era 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 DurbinSenators weigh traveling amid coronavirus ahead of Memorial Day Congress headed toward unemployment showdown Senate to try to pass fix for Paycheck Protection Program Thursday 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 TrumpMulvaney: 'We've overreacted a little bit' to coronavirus Former CBS News president: Most major cable news outlets 'unrelentingly liberal' in 'fear and loathing' of Trump An old man like me should be made more vulnerable to death by COVID-19 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.”