Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) on Tuesday filed legislation calling on the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment inquiry into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. According to the Congresswoman, she made the move as a means of "supporting survivors."
.@AyannaPressley plans to introduce a resolution tomorrow calling for the House Judiciary Committee to launch an "impeachment inquiry" of Brett Kavanaugh following the NYT's reporting over the weekend pic.twitter.com/VqKycrIFMu— Nik DeCosta-Klipa (@NikDeCostaKlipa) September 16, 2019
Pressley said she believes Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, which is why she filed the resolution.
"I believe Christine Blasey Ford. I believe Deborah Ramirez. It is our responsibility to collectively affirm the dignity and humanity of survivors," the Congresswoman said in a statement. "Sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the nation’s highest court and Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process set a dangerous precedent. We must demand justice for survivors and hold Kavanaugh accountable for his actions."
During an interview with CNN, Pressley referenced a new study that says one in 16 women's first sexual experience is rape as a link to the Kavanaugh case.
"One of the reasons I ran for Congress is to fight for the healing and the justice of all survivors. One in 16 women – of course we know this is not a genderized crime – and sexual assault is a crime, but a crime disproportionally perpetuated onto women," Pressley said. "And one in 16 women's first sexual experience was rape. This is a public health crisis, an epidemic. I see it also as a social justice issue and it's deeply concerning that someone on the highest court in the land can have this many allegations."
I believe Dr. #ChristineBlaseyFord. I believe #DeborahRamirez. I believe that sexual predators do not deserve a seat on the #SupremeCourt.— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) September 17, 2019
I am proud to have filed a resolution calling for @HouseJudiciary to open an #impeachment inquiry of #Kavanaugh. #SupportSurvivors pic.twitter.com/I0lhztYKhf