September 15, 2019

Hirono Statement on New Reporting Regarding Sexual Assault Allegations against Justice Brett Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement in response to the publication of new reporting from the New York Times regarding the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh:

“Brett Kavanaugh should never have been confirmed to the Supreme Court. It was plain to me and many others at the time that the FBI ‘investigation’ into the serious, corroborated allegations of sexual assault by Justice Kavanaugh was a sham. New reporting from the New York Times further proves it.

“In normal times, I would call on the Department of Justice’s Inspector General to fully investigate the FBI’s failures in this matter. But these are not normal times. The House Judiciary Committee should immediately begin an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Justice Kavanaugh lied to Congress and why the FBI wasn’t permitted to investigate all credible allegations against him."

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