Democratic Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado who is a freshman member of the House Judiciary Committee told his voters during a meet and hometown event that he believes the panel will investigate recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh for perjury.
“There’s no question [Kavanaugh] committed perjury during the confirmation hearings and so forth,” Neguse said when asked if the justice might be impeached. “I think the Judiciary Committee is likely to take that up.”
Neguse can be heard making the comments in a video obtained by a conservative opposition research group.
Neguse didn’t specify which comments he believed to be perjury, or why the committee would be going after a sitting justice, just that there is “no question” that Kavanaugh was guilty.
One possible theory, proposed by The Daily Caller, is that Neguse could have been referring to comments that NBC pushed as untrue, that Kavanaugh lied as to when he learned about the allegations brought by Deborah Ramirez, who was a Yale Classmate of Kavanaugh’s.
“In response to questions from lawmakers during his second confirmation hearing, Kavanaugh said he first learned of Ramirez’s claims from The New Yorker, the venue in which her story appeared,” The Daily Caller reported. “NBC subsequently recovered text messages revealing the justice and his allies were discussing Ramirez’s allegations before the story’s publication, prompting charges of perjury.”
“However, Kavanaugh told Senate investigators before the hearing that he learned Ramirez was searching for witnesses to corroborate her story well in advance of The New Yorker story’s publication, thereby belying the perjury charges. The NBC report was stealth-edited, and a correction was never issued.”
Other members of the media and the Democratic party have suggested that the Supreme Court justice could have lied about his high school yearbook or about memos that were stolen during his time in the Bush White House.
Requests sent to the Representative’s office for comment by the Daily Caller were left unanswered.