In an interview with the New York Times before Brett Kavanaugh officially became an associate judge of the Supreme Court, Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) promised an investigation into him if Democrats take back the House in the upcoming midterms.
“It is not something we are eager to do,” Nadler told the Times. “But the Senate having failed to do its proper constitutionally mandated job of advise and consent, we are going to have to do something to provide a check and balance, to protect the rule of law and to protect the legitimacy of one of our most important institutions.”
If Democrats win a majority of seats in a “blue wave,” Nadler is slated to be chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Nadler explained they would not only look into the sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh, but also if he had committed perjury.
Right now, the very best way to thank Dr. Ford for her profound act of bravery and grace is to work tirelessly, every single day for the next month to ensure that we win the #midterms and take back our country. #ElectionsMatter #VoteBlue
— (((Jerry Nadler))) (@JerryNadler) October 6, 2018
We need a Congress that will work #ForThePeople, that will hold those in power accountable, and that will make sure our laws serve the interests of everyone and not just the few. The first step is enacting policy’s that will clean up the #CultureOfCorruption in Washington.
— (((Rep. Nadler))) (@RepJerryNadler) October 6, 2018
“We have to assure the American people either that it was a fair process and that the new justice did not commit perjury, did not do these terrible things, or reveal that we just don’t know because the investigation was a whitewash,” Nadler added.
On Saturday, the Senate voted to confirm Kavanaugh 50-48.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had harsher words for Senate Republicans.
“The conduct of the Senate Republican Majority did violence to the reputation of both the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Supreme Court,” Pelosi said in a statement. “We must proceed in a judicious manner to set the record straight and ensure that this never happens again.”