AOC Maintains Kavanaugh ‘Lied Under Oath’ Despite Debunked NYT Story
Lawmaker seemingly obvious to New York Times retraction of story
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) insisted that Judge Kavanaugh "must be impeached" for lying under oath during his confirmation process, despite the New York Times retracing its story due to it being debunked.
The lawmaker tweeted a video of her 2018 speech on sexual assault, before accusing Kavanaugh of lying under oath and calling for impeachment.
“This was almost a year ago. It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat,” she wrote.
“Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion – it’s about the abuse of power. He must be impeached.”
Ocasio-Cortez deleted and re-posted this video, even though the NY Times has all but retracted the basis for her claims.
New York Times staffers Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly published a story which previewed their upcoming book The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation.
The pair claimed to have uncovered a “previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. [Deborah] Ramirez’s allegation,” accusing the Supreme Court Judge of having his penis thrust into a female student’s hand.
We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. [Deborah] Ramirez’s allegation.
A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student. Mr. Stier, who runs a nonprofit organization in Washington, notified senators and the F.B.I. about this account, but the F.B.I. did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly. (We corroborated the story with two officials who have communicated with Mr. Stier.)
But the Times failed to note that the alleged victim doesn't recall the incident.
This was almost a year ago.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 16, 2019
It is unsurprising that Kavanaugh, credibly accused of sexual assault, would lie under oath to secure a Supreme Court seat.
Because sexual assault isn’t a crime of passion - it’s about the abuse of power.
He must be impeached.pic.twitter.com/9PhrgeYuHv
Nothing terrifies this corrupt president more than the idea of Congress upholding the rule of law.— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) September 15, 2019
We must open impeachment inquiries against Trump *and* Kavanaugh immediately. It’s our constitutional duty. https://t.co/OVjBDWSqZT
The news outlet then added the following note:
Editors’ Note: An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding as assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party.
The book reports the female student declined to be interviewed, and fr8iends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.
The accuser who claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself at the party, Max Stier, served as a Bill Clinton defense attorney during the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
But he also refused to comment.
Fellow “Squad” members – Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) are now calling for the impeachment of Kavanaugh.
Last year, Neon Nettle reported that Democratic operative Ricki Seidman, who was a former Clinton White House official and current advisor to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave a conference all in July that laid out a strategy to take down and defeat the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Maybe they are not done yet?