In a statement to The Hill on Monday, Pressley — one of the members of the “Squad” — said that she intends to introduce the resolution on Tuesday, adding in a statement that she believes two of the Kavanaugh accusers, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
“It is our responsibility to collectively affirm the dignity and humanity of survivors,” said Pressley.
The Massachusetts Democrat went on to claim that Kavanaugh was a sexual predator and that he does not “deserve a seat” on the Supreme Court.
She also called for the Supreme Court justice to be held “accountable” for his alleged actions.
“Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set a dangerous precedent,” Pressley said. “We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions.”
As IJR previously reported, Ford’s attorney Debra Katz admitted during an April speaking event at the University of Baltimore’s 11th Feminist Legal Theory Conference that the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision was “part of what motivated” Ford.
Pressley’s impeachment inquiry push comes after The New York Times published an article on Saturday detailing an alleged sexual assault between Kavanaugh and a woman during a freshman party at Yale University, as told by Ramirez.
The Times had to issue an update for the story on Sunday saying that the woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted did not recall the event even occurring.
The update did not stop many of the Democrats running for their party’s 2020 presidential nomination from calling for the Supreme Court justice’s impeachment.
As IJR noted, Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), as well as former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, called for the impeachment of Kavanaugh after the article was published.
“We’ve got to get beyond this ‘impeachment is the answer to every problem,’” Durbin said. “It’s not realistic.”