The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has previously dismissed 83 ethics complaints filed against Kavanaugh citing that the federal law they were filed under does not apply to Supreme Court justices.
More than two dozen progressive groups have asked the House Oversight and Judiciary committees to examine whether Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury during his Senate confirmation hearings last fall.
A letter addressed to the panels Thursday from groups including the Women's March, UltraViolet, the Center for Biological Diversity, the National Black Justice Coalition, the National Council of Jewish Women and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee contends that "many issues went unresolved during last year's confirmation process, when Senate Republicans jettisoned all procedural norms and abandoned any sense of fairness, and they must be investigated."
The issues identified by the groups include "whether he [Kavanaugh] sexually assaulted the women who credibly accused him of doing so [and] whether he lied about his financial debt and how it was repaid; and whether he is ultimately fit to be a justice on the Supreme Court."
The "financial debt" refers to reports following Kavanaugh's nomination that he racked up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt buying Washington Nationals season tickets for himself and friends, as well as for home improvements. Kavanaugh and the White House said the debts were paid off or fell below the legal reporting limit after Kavanaugh's friends reimbursed him for the baseball tickets, an explanation the groups said "simply makes no sense ... The White House's involvement in trying to explain it [the debt] away only heightens the need for further investigation and public answers."