Democratic Senator Chris Coons halted talk about impeaching newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. He called any dialogue at this point “premature.”
“There’s only been one justice that’s been impeached and I think talking about it at this point isn’t necessarily healing us and moving us forward,” Coons (D-Del.) revealed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“The Senate’s role in our politics is not to just reflect the country, but to help heal and lead the country.”
It was Coons who convinced Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) to pledge to withhold voting for Kavanaugh on the Senate Floor unless the FBI took a week to investigate the sexual misconduct allegations by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Both Coons and Flake served on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Flake was satisfied with the FBI report and voted for Kavanaugh’s confirmation Saturday afternoon, but Coons wasn’t and voted against it.
Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts Saturday night.
Coons agreed with Republican Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who had told “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that when Stormy Daniels’ fame hungry attorney Michael Avenatti got involved, the process “changed dramatically.” Avenatti introduced a third person with allegations against Kavanaugh who seemed much less credible than Blasey-Ford.
“I think a lot of people, including many of my Democratic colleagues, felt like we had gotten into the foothills of preposterous,” Kennedy had said.
“I do think that he’s correct, that there was a widespread response, certainly on the Republican side, that these were not credible allegations,” Coons said.
Coons defended Ford and shamed the president for mocking her during a campaign rally last week.
“I think one of the biggest tragedies of this past week was to watch the president of this past week was to watch the president of the United States publicly mocking and ridiculing Dr. Ford,” Coons said. “His initial response, which was to say that her testimony was credible and compelling was where he should have stopped. But to instead turn it into a campaign rally event where he was mocking her, I think really brought this entire conversation down and really was a low mark in his presidency.”
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