Brett Kavanaugh, right, speaks upon being nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, 2018 (video screenshot)

Brett Kavanaugh, right, speaks upon being nominated for the U.S. Supreme Court on July 9, 2018 (video screenshot)

Are Democrats already looking to impeach President Trump’s choice for the U.S. Supreme Court?

The same day Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next high-court justice, the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee was asked an interesting question: “Is there any possibility that the legislative branch would remove a Supreme Court justice?”

U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who also serves as the DNC’s second-in-charge, paused for a moment, then responded, “You’d have to find some evidence of like, corruption, or something like that.”

“I will say that there have been lower court judges who have been impeached,” Ellison continued. “It’s probably not going to happen, but it could theoretically happen.”

See video of Ellison’s remarks:

Of course, Democrats would have to wrest control of Congress from Republicans for such a scenario to actually take place.

Some comments about Ellison’s remarks posted on YouTube include:

  • “Translation: ‘When we regain power, we will arrest you, then look, and search, and deep-dive into everything imaginable until we find something of which you’re guilty!'”
  • “Not a good idea for a Supreme Court justice … but OK for a president.”
  • “So couldn’t we theoretically impeach all the radical Obama judges under their new rules of governing? Leftists aren’t going to like the new rules.”
  • “These people are begging for a civil war.”

During the same Supreme Court Community Forum that was held in Minneapolis, Ellison also said he had been personally disturbed by “some things” that came up in 1991 when Clarence Thomas was nominated to the highest court in America, possibly alluding to allegations that Thomas had sexually harassed attorney Anita Hill.

“Honestly, there were some things that came up with Justice Thomas that I thought were very concerning to me in terms of his personality.”

Clarence Thomas (Official portrait)

Clarence Thomas (Official portrait)

Pushing for someone’s impeachment is not unknown to Ellison, who is the first Muslim to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.

He endeared himself to progressive Democrats in 2007 by urging the impeachment of former Vice President Dick Cheney for “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Ellison is currently to looking to become Minnesota’s next attorney general.

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