String fullTitle = "Top House Democrat vows to investigate perjury, sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh";
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>Rep. Nadler will become the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee if Democrats win back the House in November.
The top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee says he will investigate alleged perjury and sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and slammed a “whitewash” probe completed by the FBI earlier this week.
The New York Times reported that Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who will head the Judiciary Committee if Democrats take over the House after November’s elections, said that the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is at stake, as the Senate prepared Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Nadler made his remarks to The Times after a procedural vote that allowed Kavanaugh’s nomination to advance to the vote in the full Senate on Saturday.
“It is not something we are eager to do,” Mr. Nadler told The Times on Friday. “But the Senate having failed to do its proper constitutionally mandated job of advise and consent, we are going to have to do something to provide a check and balance, to protect the rule of law and to protect the legitimacy of one of our most important institutions.”
Kavanaugh, a conservative federal court judge, looks all-but-certain to be confirmed to the U.S. high court, despite a raft of sexual misconduct allegations.
Democrats also say Kavanaugh committed perjury in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee when asked about his past drinking and aggressive behavior with women, which they say should also disqualify him from sitting on the nation’s highest court.
“We have to assure the American people either that it was a fair process and that the new justice did not commit perjury, did not do these terrible things, or reveal that we just don’t know because the investigation was a whitewash,” Nadler said.