Kamala Harris Ignites Social Media Fire With Tweet About Impeaching Kavanaugh

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris wants Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh impeached.

In a tweet which sparked thousands of responses online, Harris accused Kavanaugh of lying under oath during his confirmation hearings. Kavanaugh’s confirmation was held nearly a year ago and included emotional testimony from both him and a woman who accused him of sexual assault.

While Harris did not go as far as to say Kavanaugh sexually assaulted the accuser, it was implied in her tweet.

“I sat through those hearings,” Harris tweeted. “Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.”

“He must be impeached,” she added.

Both “Kavanaugh” and #KavanaughLied were trending on Twitter at the time of the tweet.

Here’s how some people responded:

Fellow Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar similarly echoed that she believed Kavanaugh’s confirmation “was a sham” and called for a congressional investigation into the year-old confirmation.

President Trump, who appointed Kavanaugh, defended him in a pair of tweets. Trump called the Supreme Court justice an “innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY.”

“Now the Radical Left Democrats and their Partner, the LameStream Media, are after Brett Kavanaugh again, talking loudly of their favorite word, impeachment,” Trump tweeted.

“Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue,” the president continued. “The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!”

The Washington Examiner adds:

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed on a 50-48 vote after an intense confirmation process that featured emotional testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the justice’s accusers of sexual misconduct.

The justice has denied all accusations of wrongdoing, and has maintained they are politically motivated.