Harris calls for Kavanaugh impeachment inquiry on anniversary of Ford testimony

Harris calls for Kavanaugh impeachment inquiry on anniversary of Ford testimony
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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBooker leads other 2020 Dems in petition urging DNC to change debate qualifications Sanders revokes congressional endorsement for Young Turks founder Cenk Uygur The Hill's Campaign Report: 2020 Democrats trading jabs ahead of Los Angeles debate MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential candidate, is pressing her calls for an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Progressives hope to avoid drug-pricing showdown with Pelosi | 'Medicare for All' backers get high-profile hearing | Dems take victory lap after eliminating drug protections in trade deal Justices grapple with multibillion-dollar ObamaCare case Potential Dem defectors face pressure on impeachment MORE in an op-ed published Friday, the one-year anniversary of Christine Blasey Ford testifying that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school.

"If we want to live in a country where women are believed and given access to the justice they deserve, we must roll up our sleeves and get to work holding our leaders accountable," Harris writes in the piece published by Elle.

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The op-ed, titled "Equal Justice Under Law? Prove It. Investigate Kavanaugh," follows Harris's letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerJudiciary members battle over whether GOP treated fairly in impeachment hearings Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay House passes bill that would give legal status to thousands of undocumented farmworkers MORE (D-N.Y.) on Sept. 17 that called for an official impeachment inquiry to be opened against Kavanaugh.

"We need to get to the truth about Kavanaugh. And I believe the best path to truth and accountability is through a formal impeachment process. ... We still have a chance to get it right," wrote Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee and was one of Kavanaugh's harshest questioners during his confirmation hearing last year.

"After allegations of sexual assault surfaced during Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings, I saw up close that the hearings and FBI investigation were not a serious pursuit of truth or justice. What we saw instead was a process that failed to properly acknowledge and believe the survivors of sexual assault and misconduct. That process ultimately failed people across the country, especially women," Harris says.

The Senate voted 50-48 last October to confirm Kavanaugh, President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' MORE's second nominee to the high court. 

The case against the justice gained new attention earlier this month with the publication of a New York Times article detailing a sexual misconduct allegation from his years at Yale, which conservatives quickly dismissed after the Times published a correction to its original reporting.