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Speaking over the weekend, Senator Cory “I am Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) stated that if the Democrats win the Senate or House, impeaching Justice Brett Kavanaugh would be in the realm of possibility.
Booker told Yahoo, “The reality is, right now, Republicans control the House and the Senate, and there’s no way to do even an investigation unless we flip one of the houses. So I think even before you start focusing on questions about his truthfulness before a Senate committee, you’ve got to focus on the urgency of the work over the next 30 days, and that’s where my focus is. … I think that after the dust settles on the night of the 6th, I think that’s where we start to evaluate … what is the best thing for us to be focusing on in terms of what’s best for America and the American people.”
In order to impeach a Supreme Court Justice, (which has only happened once, in 1805, when Samuel Chase, who was a Federalist, was impeached by the House for political bias, but was acquitted by the Senate), a majority of members of the House must vote for impeachment, then 67 votes from the Senate would be needed. The chances of getting 67 senators to vote against Kavanaugh without a hugely compelling case are miniscule.
Booker huffed, “If there is conclusory evidence that shows unequivocally that he lied to a Senate committee, that is a crime and he should be held accountable for those criminal acts.”