by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee was overheard Wednesday discussing Democrats’ plans to investigate and try to impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler took a series of phone calls while riding the Acela train from New York to Washington, D.C., not knowing that the The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway was also on the train and within earshot.
Nadler is set to take over as judiciary chairman as a result of Democrats flipping the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
Nadler claimed in one call that “there’s a real indication that Kavanaugh committed perjury,” claiming the justice misled about when he first heard about the second of several unproven allegations against him. …
… “That’s not technical, that’s real,” Nadler reportedly said, when his interlocutor objected to his plan.
“The worst-case scenario — or best case depending on your point of view — you prove he committed perjury, about a terrible subject and the Judicial Conference recommends you impeach him. So the president appoints someone just as bad,” Nadler added.
Nadler rejected the caller’s suggestion that Democrats investigate Kavanaugh quietly.
“You can’t do it quietly because word will get out that the FBI or the committee is reaching out to witnesses,” he said.