Elizabeth Warren Says Both Kavanaugh and Trump 'Should Be Impeached': 'Newest Revelations are Disturbing'

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren on Sunday called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after a recent New York Times article highlighted his alleged history of sexually assaulting women.

"Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him," Warren tweeted on Sunday afternoon. "Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached."

Warren's remarks come after several of her fellow Democratic presidential candidates, including Senator Kamala Harris and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, launched calls for Kavanaugh's impeachment after a New York Times report, released on Saturday, highlighted an allegation of sexual misconduct against the judge.

In the article, Deborah Ramirez, who alleged that Kavanaugh drunkenly pulled down his pants and pushed his genitals towards her face during a party he attended while studying at Yale University, detailed her encounter with Kavanaugh to reporters. The report comes after several allegations of sexual assault were levied against Kavanaugh by various women during contentious Senate hearings last year before his appointment to the Supreme Court.

According to the Times, the FBI failed to investigate at least one of the allegations against Kavanaugh during his time at Yale. Former classmate Max Stier reportedly contacted authorities during Kavanaugh's confirmation process and recounted an incident where he saw the justice thrusting his genitals into a young female student's hands while intoxicated.

Throughout his confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh firmly denied that he sexually assaulted young women while he was in high school and university.

Trump attempted to defend the embattled judge from mounting criticism this weekend. "Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue," the president tweeted on Sunday. "The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can't let that happen!"

Republican Senator Ted Cruz also condemned the report on Sunday. "At the end of the day, we listened to the evidence. We listened to all of the potential corroborating witnesses for Dr. Ford. The FBI interviewed them, examined them. Their testimony did not corroborate her allegations," he told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week. "And at the end of the day, I think this is The New York Times just being bitter-enders."

"I think this article just shows the obsession with the far left with trying to smear Justice Kavanaugh by going 30 years back with anonymous sources," Cruz added. "It really is another sign of how nasty and divided the time is today."

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks on stage during a forum on gun safety at the Iowa Events Center on August 10, 2019 in Des Moines, Iowa. Warren on Sunday said both Brett Kavanaugh and President Trump should be impeached. Stephen Maturen/Getty
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