Do Sen. Erica Smith and Cal Cunningham Support Impeaching Kavanaugh? | Beaufort County Now | Over the weekend, The New York Times published another uncorroborated report smearing Justice Kavanaugh, which they eventually had to correct. | NCGOP, erica smith, cal cunningam, brett kavanaugh, new york times, september 16, 2019

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Do Sen. Erica Smith and Cal Cunningham Support Impeaching Kavanaugh?

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    Raleigh, NC     Over the weekend, The New York Times published another uncorroborated report smearing Justice Kavanaugh, which they eventually had to correct. Throwing due process and the importance of gathering the facts out the window, Democratic presidential candidates reacted to the news with a chorus of calls for impeachment of the Supreme Court's newest member. Since the Democrat candidates in the North Carolina Senate race have already proven to be trigger-happy impeachment supporters regarding President Trump, they must now be asked where they stand on Justice Brett Kavanaugh's case.

    Democrat presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Beto O'Rourke, and Pete Buttigieg have all called for Kavanaugh's impeachment. As a reminder, state Senator Erica Smith endorsed Kamala Harris in August, and has called her candidacy "inspiring." Cunningham has also stumped with Harris, and has called the ideas coming out of the rest of the Democratic presidential primary field "refreshing."

    "North Carolinians want a Senator who respects due process, not one that compromises the principles of this country and races to the left in order to keep up with the radical ideas coming out of the Democrat presidential primary," said NCGOP spokeswoman Sasha Duncan. "The people of North Carolina deserve to know whether Cal Cunningham and Erica Smith's baseless calls for impeaching President Trump extend to Justice Kavanaugh."

    BACKGROUND

  • VIDEO: Cunningham Endorsed Impeaching "Despite Admitting That It's Not An Important Issue To Voters." "Cal Cunningham, a North Carolina businessman challenging incumbent Thom Tillis (R., N.C.) for Senate as a Democrat, endorsed impeachment despite admitting that it's not an important issue to voters." (Graham Piro, "Impeach Trump Even Though It Doesn't Matter to Voters," The Washington Free Beacon, 6/18/19)
  • Erica Smith said President Trump has committed "tons of impeachable offenses" and said that she would like to see him "behind bars." (The Rick Smith Show, 8/13/19, 1:17:20)



  • Contact: Jeff Hauser
  •     jeff.hauser@ncgop.org



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