The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment

The 13 House Democrats who back Kavanaugh's impeachment
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After a hard-fought battle over Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSpeculation swirls about next Supreme Court vacancy The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip Stakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff MORE's confirmation just over a year ago, the revelation of further sexual misconduct allegations against him has prompted 13 Democrats to push for his impeachment.

“This is the reckoning, and gone are the days where we will be complicit and lackadaisical in the fact that this is an epidemic and survivors deserve healing and justice and everyone deserves due process,” 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 in September just after introducing a resolution in mid-September calling for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.

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Although the resolution’s odds of passing through Congress are long, 12 co-sponsors have signed onto the measure so far, including:

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama Ocasio-Cortez challenger drops out of GOP primary Ocasio-Cortez posts experience getting antibody tested for COVID-19 MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOmar condemns use of rubber bullets, tear gas on crowds at George Floyd protest Four Minneapolis officers involved in death of unarmed black man fired Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOvernight 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 Overnight Energy: 600K clean energy jobs lost during pandemic, report finds | Democrats target diseases spread by wildlife | Energy Dept. to buy 1M barrels of oil MORE (D-Mich.)

Fellow members of the so-called “Squad” of progressive freshman congresswomen have joined Pressley in signing onto her resolution.

On Sept. 16, shortly after the new allegations broke, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted: “It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat. Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion - it’s about the abuse of power. He must be impeached.”

Omar issued a similar call the same week, tweeting: “We must open impeachment inquiries against Trump *and* Kavanaugh immediately. It’s our constitutional duty.” She is the most recent cosponsor of the resolution, signing on Oct. 1 as opposed to Sept. 25 like the others.

Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyMental health crisis puts everyone on the front lines The Hill's Campaign Report: Flynn 'unmasking' enters 2020 debate Candidates shift to volunteering as pandemic halts campaigning MORE III (D-Mass.)

Kennedy, who recently announced he will mount a primary challenge to Sen. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: New documents show EPA rolled back mileage standards despite staff, WH concerns | Land management bureau grants 75 royalty rate cuts for oil and gas | EPA employees allege leadership interference with science in watchdog survey EPA's Wheeler grilled by Democrats over environmental rollbacks amid COVID-19 Markey says EPA administrator should apologize to minorities for coronavirus response MORE (D-Mass.), announced his support for impeaching Kavanaugh the same day Pressley announced she would introduce the resolution.

“Someone facing credible sexual assault allegations does not belong on our highest seat of justice. That’s a lesson this country should not have had to learn twice. We need an impeachment inquiry on Kavanaugh. We need court reform. And we need justice for survivors we have failed,” Kennedy tweeted on Sept. 17.

Rep. John LewisJohn LewisDozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House Democratic lawmakers: 'Completely irresponsible' for IRS to demand essential workers provide own PPE Joe Biden must pick a progressive black woman as VP if he wants to win MORE (D-Ga.)

Lewis, a hero of the civil rights movement, is one of the seniormost Democrats signed onto the resolution. His announcement that he supported the impeachment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE in September was a major turning point in the flood of Democratic support that led to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcCarthy urges Democrats to pull surveillance bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Major space launch today; Trump feuds with Twitter How lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman's COVID-19 response MORE (D-Calif.) announcing an inquiry later that day. So far, no similar floodgates have opened on impeachment for Kavanaugh.

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Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisDemocrats urge Treasury to assist Social Security recipients who miss key coronavirus payment deadline Democrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people Illinois governor endorses Biden one day before primary MORE (D-Ill.)

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Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonProgressives urge Democrats to hear from federal judge deeply critical of Roberts, conservatives House approves bill banning flavored tobacco products Clinton advises checking your voter registration during Trump's State of the Union MORE (D-Ga.)

Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeOvernight 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 Cornell to launch new bipartisan publication led by former Rep. Steve Israel MORE (D-Calif.)

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Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyHillicon Valley: Facebook permanently shifting thousands of jobs to remote work | Congressional action on driverless cars hits speed bump during pandemic | Republicans grill TikTok over data privacy concerns Action on driverless cars hits speed bump as Congress focuses on pandemic Merger moratorium takes center stage in antitrust debate MORE (D-Ill.)