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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 HarrisIt's past time we elect a Black woman governor Manchin rebuffs progressive push for infrastructure guarantee It's time for domestic workers to have rights MORE (D-Calif.), a 2020 presidential candidate, is pressing her calls for an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughThe ACLU's civil war over old values: Free speech only for the woke? McConnell sparks new Supreme Court fight Supreme Court confounding its partisan critics 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 NadlerSenate on collision course over Trump DOJ subpoenas Black Democrats press leaders for reparations vote this month House Judiciary to probe DOJ's seizure of data from lawmakers, journalists 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 TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos 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.