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Democratic presidential candidates say Kavanaugh should be impeached

After The New York Times reported on Sunday that a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was not investigated ahead of his confirmation hearings last year, multiple Democratic presidential candidates said they believe Kavanaugh should be impeached.

"These newest revelations are disturbing," Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) tweeted. "Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached." Her sentiments were echoed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), who said Kavanaugh "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." President Trump is defending him, tweeting that Kavanaugh is "an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY."

The Times reports that one of Kavanaugh's classmates at Yale, Max Stier, told senators and the FBI that when Kavanaugh was a freshman, he saw him at a party with his pants down, and some of his friends pushed his penis into a female student's hands. Stier will not discuss the alleged incident publicly, but two unnamed officials who spoke with Stier confirmed to the Times he came forward with this accusation. Several sexual misconduct allegations were made against Kavanaugh during his confirmation process.