Following Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial confirmation to the Supreme Court, Political Dig pointed out that President Donald Trump could have a potentially serious Brett Kavanaugh problem, and a surprising one at that.
Despite being a far-right extremist, Kavanaugh was voting with the liberals on some fairly major Supreme Court cases. It felt like he was begging the Democrats in Congress not to impeach him, or have him criminally prosecuted for perjury, once Trump is gone.
Now, however, several Democratic presidential candidates have called for the impeachment of Kavanaugh after newly reported allegations of sexual misconduct against him in The New York Times.
Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) have all explicitly called for Kavanaugh’s impeachment.
Realizing the magnitude of the problem, Trump this morning decided to weigh in on Twitter.
“Now the Radical Left Democrats and their Partner, the LameStream Media, are after Brett Kavanaugh again, talking loudly of their favorite word, impeachment,” he tweeted. “He is an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY. Such lies about him.”
Trump also urged Kavanaugh to take legal action against his accusers. Then he illegally instructed the Department of Justice to target the accusers.
Trump is trying to save himself.
House Democrats are currently fighting numerous legal battles over the testimony and evidence involved in Trump’s impeachment. Some of these cases will likely reach the Supreme Court. Donald Trump appears worried that once this happens, Brett Kavanaugh could vote against him, in the hope of saving himself.
We have no idea what Brett Kavanaugh will end up doing. He could vote in Donald Trump’s favor, in the hope that Trump pardons him on perjury and any other charges, thus keeping him out of prison – but in such case, Kavanaugh would surely have to resign.
Or Kavanaugh could vote against Trump in the feeble hope that it’ll motivate Democrats to leave him alone – but if this backfires, Kavanaugh goes to prison. In any case, Trump is right to be worried. Kavanaugh is compromised in every way possible, and there’s no telling what he’ll do to try to mitigate his own downfall.