Opinion: Will the Democratic House pursue Kavanaugh’s impeachment?

After last week’s midterm elections, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declared that Democrats in the next Congress will prioritize issues including ethics reform, infrastructure and healthcare. Some committee leaders, however, may have other plans.

In a report from The Federalist, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) — incoming leader of the House Judiciary Committee — was alleged to have discussed plans to investigate and possibly impeach Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The Senate recently confirmed Justice Kavanaugh following a series of sexual assault allegations and polarized confirmation hearings.

On Sunday, Rep. Nadler denied such plans. One hopes this denial is sincere. After all, not only is the attempted impeachment of a sitting Supreme Court justice foolhardy, it would also further political attacks on the judiciary and contribute to the continued deterioration of our political norms.

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