Kavanaugh Impeachment Is a Pure Pipe Dream, Even if Democrats Sweep Midterms


The battle over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court may have been won by Republicans, but liberals are still clinging to hope that they can bring Kavanaugh down.

Despite Democrats pulling out a raft of dirty tricks, the judicial nominee was finally confirmed Saturday by the Senate by a vote of 50 to 48. As protesters literally wailed and screamed from the halls of Congress, the increasingly delusional left hinted at its next tactic: Impeachment.

“House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced she planned to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain documents related to the FBI’s supplemental probe of Kavanaugh, which senators said showed no corroboration of the decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against him,” reported Fox News.

Donald Trump Jr. warned supporters that this was part of a liberal attempt to forcibly remove Kavanaugh from the bench.

“The fight isn’t over,” he posted on Twitter. “You better believe that Democrats are going to do everything in their power to impeach Kavanuagh from the Supreme Court if they take control of Congress in November.”

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As Trump Jr. correctly pointed out, a complete takeover of Congress is exactly what liberals would need to make impeachment happen … but even then, it’s a long shot.

“First, House members would consider articles of impeachment on charges of ‘treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors,'” Michael Starr Hopkins, a liberal who worked on both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s campaigns, wrote in a commentary piece for Fox News.

Leftist dreams of taking out Kavanaugh would rest with “high crimes and misdemeanors,” which are largely open to interpretation.

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“If a majority of House members vote to impeach Justice Kavanaugh, he would have to stand trial in the Senate. But he could only be removed from office if convicted by a two-thirds majority vote – meaning 67 of the 100 senators,” continued Hopkins.

Here’s the glaring problem: Even if Democrats have the best results possible this November, they still wouldn’t be able to pull that off.

“Democrats can’t possibly get a two-thirds Senate majority even if they win every Senate seat up for grabs in the Nov. 6 midterm elections,” Hopkins wrote.

“Since only a third of Senate seats are up for election every two years, a Democratic sweep of every Senate seat on the ballot – which no one seriously expects – would only increase the number of Democratic senators from the current 49 to a simple majority of 57,” the Fox News contributor pointed out.

Those odds are even worse when polls show the Kavanaugh issue has boosted support for Republican candidates and hurt Democrats.

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“Just over a month away from critical elections across the country, the wide Democratic enthusiasm advantage that has defined the 2018 campaign up to this point has disappeared,” NPR reported this week.

“With Democrats already fired up for this election, the Kavanaugh confirmation fight has apparently had the effect of rousing a dormant GOP base,” the report stated.

It’s also worth pointing out that Democrats have vowed to impeach President Donald Trump from the day he was elected, and have been largely unable to make any progress whatsoever on that front.

If liberals are serious about re-taking Congress and changing the balance of the Supreme Court, maybe they should do it the old-fashioned way: Actually connecting with voters and winning elections, instead of throwing constant temper tantrums.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.