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Harris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation

Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHere's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not Immigration experts say GOP senators questioned DHS secretary with misleading chart Carper urges Biden to nominate ambassadors amid influx at border MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential contender, on Sunday called for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael Kavanaugh Klobuchar offers tribute to her father, who died Wednesday Conservative justices split in ruling for immigrant fighting deportation Supreme Court weighs whether to limit issuance of exemptions to biofuel blending requirements MORE to be impeached following the latest allegations of sexual misconduct against him, blasting his confirmation process as a “sham.”

“I sat through those hearings,” she tweeted, referring to the Senate hearings after multiple women accused him of sexual misconduct.

“Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people," she added. "He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached."

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Harris is the second Democratic White House hopeful to call for Kavanaugh’s impeachment after a report published by the New York Times late Saturday detailed another allegation of sexual assault against the justice. 

The Times reported that one of Kavanaugh’s former male classmates witnessed him allegedly press his genitals against a woman without her consent. The paper also reported that the allegation had not been investigated by the FBI.

Kavanaugh has denied all of the allegations he has faced, calling them politically motivated, and he declined to answer questions about the new allegations to the Times on Saturday.

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro also called for the justice’s impeachment hours after the report was published.

“It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached,” he tweeted on Saturday night. “And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter.”

President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez MORE, however, took aim at news media and what he called the “radical left Democrats” on Twitter the morning after the report, accusing them of trying to “scare” Kavanaugh “into turning liberal.”

“Now the Radical Left Democrats and their Partner, the LameStream Media, are after Brett Kavanaugh again, talking loudly of their favorite word, impeachment. He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY,” he tweeted. “Such lies about him. They want to scare him into turning Liberal!” 

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFormer OMB pick Neera Tanden to serve as senior adviser to Biden Seth Rogen says he's not in a feud with 'fascist' Ted Cruz, whose 'words caused people to die' GOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump MORE (R-Texas) also took aim at The New York Times after the report, saying on Sunday that he thinks “this article just shows the obsession with the far left with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years back with anonymous sources.” 

"I bet you, the next Democratic debate, they'll all be saying, 'Impeach Kavanaugh. Impeach Trump,'" Cruz also said. "There's nobody they don't want to impeach. And at some point, they just have to let the anger go and recognize that the democratic process actually moves on."