Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo) speaks to reporters in the spin room following the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis on October 9, 2016.

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McCaskill Says She Would Never Consider Impeaching Kavanaugh

Some liberal groups and some Democratic members of Congress have floated the idea of impeaching Kavanaugh.

October 08, 2018 - 6:05 pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill opposed Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, but she says she would "never consider'' impeaching him. 

Some liberal groups and some Democratic members of Congress have floated the idea of impeaching Kavanaugh, who was confirmed after a bitter partisan fight over accusations of sexual misconduct three decades ago. The Kansas City Star reports McCaskill said she would oppose any such efforts and no one in the Senate is discussing it. 

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, the Republican running against McCaskill and a Kavanaugh supporter, seized on the impeachment talk in a fundraising email and in a teleconference with reporters Monday. 

Hawley said any politician who stood up to an impeachment move would be threatened with removal and McCaskill would go along with the effort.