Congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Bradley Byrne, R-Montrose, blasted Sen. Doug Jones, D-Alabama, this week for comments suggesting that embattled Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh could be impeached.
“Doug Jones has fallen in line with Ilhan Omar and the rest of “The Squad” in talking about impeaching Justice Kavanaugh,” Byrne said. “Enough of this nonsense! As your Senator, I’ll work with President Trump to confirm qualified judges who won’t legislate from the bench. Join me and let’s #DumpDoug!”
Byrne is running for the Republican nomination for Jones’s Senate seat.
Doug Jones said in a media interview that if Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate Committee during his confirmation he can be impeached for that.
Byrne said that it was, “Sad that Doug Jones is joining the Dems once again in supporting baseless smear attacks against Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Alabama deserves a Senator who will vote to confirm President Trump’s nominees — not obstruct them.”
On Sunday, 2020 Democratic candidates: Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, Cory Booker and Julian Castro all called for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be impeached after new accusations of inappropriate sexual contact by Kavanaugh at drinking parties in college during the 1980s surfaced.
A New York Time article by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, adapted from their forthcoming book, asserted that a Kavanaugh classmate, Clinton-connected nonprofit CEO Max Stier, “saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
Stier formerly worked as a defense attorney for President Bill Clinton (D) and battled Kavanaugh while Kavanaugh worked for the Whitewater Investigation special counsel.
The Times claims that Stier “notified senators and the FBI about this account, but the FBI did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly.”
The female student herself has reportedly denied any knowledge of the alleged episode in which Stier claims a drunken Kavanaugh’s penis was thrust into her hand.
The New York Post Editorial Board wrote: “New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly spent months reaching out to Yale alumni for more dirt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s undergraduate years more than three decades ago, and came up empty.”
“That’s the actual bottom line of their Times article that dropped online Saturday, though they suggest otherwise — since they clearly want to not just boost sales of the book, but also do whatever they can to further smear the justice,” the New York Post Editorial Board continued.
President Donald J. Trump (R) said that Kavanaugh was “an innocent man who has been treated HORRIBLY.” The President suggested that Kavanaugh sue the writers for slander.
Byrne is one of several Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Doug Jones (D). The GOP field includes State Representative Arnold Mooney, businessman Stanley Adair, former Chief Justice Roy Moore, Secretary of State John H. Merrill, and former Auburn football Coach Tommy Tuberville.
The major party primaries will be on November 3.
Original reporting by Fox News, the Washington Post, the New York Post, the Conservative Tribune, and New York Times contributed to this report.