While he wants the Democrats to regain control of the House, civil liberties legal expert Alan Dershowitz warns against “a revenge inquisition” into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
“Because I am a liberal Democrat, I want to see the House flipped to my party as an important check and balance between the executive and legislative branches,” Dershowitz wrote in a Fox News opinion piece. “But what I don’t want to see is a Democratic House abuse its authority by conducting vengeful impeachment proceedings against Kavanaugh.
Dershowitz noted a justice has never been impeached and removed, acknowledging a potential perjury investigation against Justice Kavanaugh for the purpose of impeachment, “but that would be a ploy, somewhat akin to the phony perjury grounds used to impeach President [Bill] Clinton.”
“But when it comes to revenge politics, hypocrisy is the coin of the realm and don’t expect consistency from zealots in either party,” Dershowitz wrote.
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