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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 KavanaughClean energy opportunities in a time of crisis Susan Collins and the American legacy The Senate should evoke RBG in its confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett 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 PressleyDemocrats unveil bill to reduce police violence against people with mental illness Perdue's rival raises nearly M after senator mispronounces Kamala Harris's name Ocasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts 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-CortezHillicon Valley: Threatening emails raise election concerns | Quibi folds after raising nearly B | Trump signs law making it a crime to hack voting systems Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes MORE (D-N.Y.), Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump says he doesn't actually want Whitmer, Biden and Obama to be locked up despite chants Hillicon Valley: Threatening emails raise election concerns | Quibi folds after raising nearly B | Trump signs law making it a crime to hack voting systems Ocasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOcasio-Cortez draws hundreds of thousands of viewers on Twitch livestream Ocasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair 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 KennedyPresidential debate proves the power of the climate movement Democrats see fundraising spike following Ginsburg death Massachusetts town clerk resigns after delays to primary vote count MORE III (D-Mass.)

Kennedy, who recently announced he will mount a primary challenge to Sen. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Democrats push expansion of offshore wind, block offshore drilling with ocean energy bill | Poll: Two-thirds of voters support Biden climate plan | Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Biden plan lags Green New Deal in fighting emissions from homes Senate Republicans offer constitutional amendment to block Supreme Court packing 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 LewisNY Times slammed for glowing Farrakhan op-ed: 'You would think he was a gentleman' Washington flooded with Women's March protesters ahead of Barrett confirmation vote HBCU in Alabama renames hall named after KKK leader 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 TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE in September was a major turning point in the flood of Democratic support that led to Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump predicts GOP will win the House Hillicon Valley: Five takeaways on new election interference from Iran, Russia | Schumer says briefing on Iranian election interference didn't convince him effort was meant to hurt Trump | Republicans on Senate panel subpoena Facebook, Twitter CEOs | On The Money: Pelosi cites progress, but says COVID-19 relief deal might be post-election | Eviction crisis sparked by pandemic disproportionately hits minorities | Weekly jobless claims fall to 787K MORE (D-Calif.) announcing an inquiry later that day. So far, no similar floodgates have opened on impeachment for Kavanaugh.

Rep. Joyce BeattyJoyce Birdson BeattyCompanies start responding to pressure to bolster minority representation Democratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Sharpton, police reform take center stage at National Mall MORE (D-Ohio)

Rep. Danny DavisDaniel (Danny) K. DavisMore than 100 Democrats press Trump to extend jobless benefits Democrats urge Treasury to assist Social Security recipients who miss key coronavirus payment deadline Democrats urge administration to automatically issue coronavirus checks to more people MORE (D-Ill.)

Rep. Alcee HastingsAlcee (Judge) Lamar HastingsFlorida Democrat introduces bill to recognize Puerto Rico statehood referendum Poisoning of Putin opponent could test US-Moscow relationship Florida county official apologizes for social media post invoking Hitler  MORE (D-Fla.)

Rep. Hank JohnsonHenry (Hank) C. JohnsonDemocratic senators unveil bill to ban discrimination in financial services industry Five takeaways as panel grills tech CEOs Lawmakers, public bid farewell to John Lewis MORE (D-Ga.)

Rep. Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Democrats accuse tech companies of deceitful tactics in campaign against Calif. ballot measure Congress fiddles while the US burns, floods, and ails MORE (D-Calif.)

Rep. Gwen MooreGwen Sophia MooreLawmakers urge IRS to get stimulus payments to domestic violence survivors Texas Democrat: US natural gas vital in transition to renewables The Hill's Convention Report: Democratic National Convention kicks off virtually MORE (D-Wisc.)

Rep. Jan SchakowskyJanice (Jan) Danoff SchakowskyPelosi, Mnuchin continue COVID-19 talks amid dwindling odds for deal Pocan won't seek another term as Progressive Caucus co-chair Hillicon Valley: Facebook to label posts if candidates prematurely declare victory | Supreme Court hears landmark B Google, Oracle copyright fight | House Dem accuses Ratcliffe of politicizing election security intel MORE (D-Ill.)