It’s not longer a hypothetical: Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath to Congress in 2004 and 2006. That’s just from the tiny number of documents that have been released on his record so far.
In 2004, in sworn testimony, he told Sen. Ted Kennedy that while he was shepherding nominations for George W. Bush that he was “not involved in handling” Bill Pryor’s nomination. Documents made public Thursday include, among other things, an email from June, 2003 inviting Kavanaugh to attend an “emergency umbrella meeting” at a private law firm “to discuss nominee Bill Pryor’s hearing.” That’s only the first of several of Kavanaugh’s emails from 2002 and 2003 discussing Pryor’s nomination, as both Sens. Patrick Leahy and Dianne Feinstein have been quick to point out.
Why is his work on the Pryor nomination such a touchstone issue? Pryor was the guy who called Roe v. Wade “the worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.” No wonder he lied about that in his own confirmation hearing. NB: Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.