"Get Real" Says Senator Durbin to Calls for Kavanaugh's Impeachment

While most of DC is focused on the “impeachment inquiry” into President Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee Member and Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris and far-left extremist groups like Demand Justice are calling for the impeachment of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. 

Harris’ letter begins with citing her own questions and Senate floor speech as proof.  Then she goes into details from the recently debunked and uncorroborated  allegation from the book by a couple of New York Times reporters.  As the Washington Examiner describes this:

Kavanaugh, 54, came under attack from Democrats this month after two New York Times reporters, Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, released an excerpt from their new book on Kavanaugh in which they mentioned a new allegation of sexual misconduct.
The authors received a torrent of criticism after the original piece failed to disclose that the alleged victim did not "recall the incident" and the witness, who had refused to talk to the paper, had faced off against Kavanaugh when he was a member of former President Bill Clinton's legal team while Kavanaugh was on Ken Starr's legal team.

While the Democrats keep coming up with, at best, dubious hearsay claims, the information since Kavanaugh’s hearing has gone further to prove Kavanaugh is wrongly accused. And the left’s thirst to destroy Kavanaugh is so strong, that the witnesses that have stood their ground are being called heroes because of the pressure the left put on them. According to the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker:

Every good story needs a hero, and the saga of Brett M. Kavanaugh’s rise to the Supreme Court has provided one: Leland Keyser. . . .

Keyser is the other female student whom Ford named as having been at the small party where Kavanaugh allegedly pinned Ford down on a bed and groped her. She is also the friend who swore under penalty of perjury that she doesn’t recall such a party or, in fact, ever having met Kavanaugh. Her comments echoed those of the other partygoers Ford named, none of whom remembered such a gathering.

This isn’t what places Keyser on the heroes’ roster. What earns her that distinction is her steadfastness, at great personal suffering, in refusing to change her story despite what she describes as pressure to rethink her initial statement. According to a new book, “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation” by New York Times reporters Kate Kelly and Robin Pogrebin, some of Keyser’s erstwhile friends and acquaintances tried to persuade her to say she didn’t remember the party, not that it didn’t happen.

Keyser, reportedly a registered Democrat, has become increasingly convinced that Ford’s story isn’t true and doesn’t make sense, according to the book. Given their close friendship during their school days, isn’t it likely that Ford would have told her about such an attack? And, had Keyser been at the alleged party, since she already had her driver’s license and often gave Ford a ride, wouldn’t she have taken her younger friend home? . . .

Today, Keyser keeps a low profile, as was always her preference. She is, indeed, in fragile health from her injuries and surgeries. But Keyser can stand tall for having remained true to her convictions despite being exposed and pressured by those who seemed to have used her struggles against her. In my book, that’s heroic.

Dr. Ford’s own father is happy that Justice Kavanaugh was confirmed and also seemingly does not believe his own daughter’s story. 

For months, Speaker Pelosi resisted the more extreme members of her caucus calling for impeachment but seemingly gave in over the weekend to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's threats: “At this point, the bigger national scandal isn’t the president’s lawbreaking behavior – it is the Democratic Party’s refusal to impeach him for it.” It seems like Senate Democrats may have a similar problem with people like Senator Harris. However, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin stated:

“Get real,” as Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) put it Monday afternoon.

“We’ve got to get beyond this ‘impeachment is the answer to every problem.’ It’s not realistic,” Durbin said. “If that’s how we are identified in Congress, as the impeachment Congress, we run the risk that people will feel we’re ignoring the issues that mean a lot to them as families.”

Senator Durbin is correct. Talking about impeaching Kavanaugh may help Senator Harris in the Democratic Presidential Primary, but it is bad politically for all Democrats and more importantly, bad for governing the country.