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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 Harris Harris speaks with Netanyahu amid ICC probe Senate votes to take up COVID-19 relief bill Why is Joe Biden dodging the public and the press? MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential candidate, is pressing her calls for an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughJustices hear sparring over scope of safeguards for minority voters Supreme Court faces landmark challenge on voting rights Will 'Cover-up Cuomo' be marching to 'Jail to the Chief'? 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 NadlerHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' House sets vote for George Floyd police reform bill Jim Jordan calls for House Judiciary hearing on 'cancel culture' 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 TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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.