U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono earlier this week tweeted out her wish to see the U.S. House of Representatives begin impeachment proceedings against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Hawaii Democrat was reacting to a New York Times story alleging that Kavanaugh “exposed his penis to a female classmate, forcing her to touch his genitals, during an alcohol-fueled dorm party,” as The Hill reported Monday.

The Times has been heavily criticized by Republicans including President Donald Trump, in part because, as The Hill explained, “The alleged victim was not interviewed for the story, and the paper added a correction to the piece on Monday to note that her friends indicated she did not recall the incident.”

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono in Washington, D.C., last year. Nick Grube/Civil Beat/2018

On Tuesday, Hirono again called for the House to move on impeachment. She said this in an email from her campaign:

Here’s the truth, Newsroom: Brett Kavanaugh should have never been confirmed to the Supreme Court. It’s disgraceful he serves a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the land.

I was in those hearings and it was clear to me — and to the American people — that the FBI “investigation” into the serious allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh was a sham.

In light of the new evidence that points to Kavanaugh perjuring himself, I am calling on the House Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment inquiry to determine whether Justice Kavanaugh lied to Congress and why the FBI’s investigation was rushed and frankly left incomplete.

The email concludes with a request to sign a petition in support of the inquiry.

Several House members and Democratic candidates for president are on the impeachment bandwagon, but The Hill reported Tuesday that the effort appeared to be “falling flat.”

CNN reported this week that just one Supreme Court justice was impeached in U.S. history: “Samuel Chase is the only Supreme Court justice who was ever impeached, in 1804, and he was acquitted by the Senate in 1805, according to the Supreme Court of the United States and the Senate.”

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