Congressional Democrats issued a threat about what they would do if Republicans are able to get Brett Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, and the midterms push the House of Representatives into the Democrat’s column.
Here’s what they said
Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (Calif.) said that Democrats would investigate accusations of perjury against Brett Kavanaugh even if he was confirmed to the Supreme Court.
“If they ramrod this nomination through, and we win the majority, we can still investigate this on the House side, and certainly the question as to whether a Supreme Court justice committed perjury is something you could look at,” Swalwell threatened.
“Hopefully it doesn’t come to that,” he added, “hopefully they do this right.”
“Because,” he concluded, “it’s going to get investigated either way and it would be better not to have to investigate a sitting judge.”
Swalwell had made headlines Thursday when he mocked Senator Susan Collins (R-Me.) over threats that were being made against her because of the Kavanaugh decision. He eventually deleted the offending tweet and apologized.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) agreed with the stunning strategy.
“You can’t ignore a crime victim’s claim that something happened,” Whitehouse said on CNN, “refuse to investigate, throw her up into the stand without the least bit of support for her, without the least bit of effort to corroborate what she says and then walk away from that.”
Here’s the latest on the Kavanaugh debate:
Democrats hope the 2018 midterms will follow the historical trend of elections transferring seats to the out-of-power party, while Republicans have downplayed polling signs of a “blue wave” against the policies of President Donald Trump.