As Brett Kavanaugh is poised for final confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, Democrats like Senator Kirsten Gillibrand believe the investigation into sexual misconduct allegations did not go far enough.
"Many people may still want to know more facts because there are so many witnesses who wanted to testify," Gillibrand said.
Speaking at an annual gathering of the New York NAACP in Albany on Thursday, Gillibrand told reporters more investigations are possible when asked if Kavanaugh as a justice could face impeachment.
"If we do have the opportunity to have a different House leadership or a different Senate leadership, I wouldn't be surprised if there were at least some investigations," she said.
New York Democrats this week have blasted the process by Republicans in Washington. Governor Andrew Cuomo has also blamed Republicans in New York for not speaking out.
"I believe they will confirm him. I believe the Republican Party is basically afraid not to confirm him," the governor said.
Cuomo said the opposition to Kavanaugh's confirmation to the court isn't just about the allegations, but about the larger #MeToo movement and societal reckoning when it comes to sexual assault.
"Kavanaugh is a lightning rod because it's not just Kavanaugh," Cuomo said. "It's decades of sexism and a culture that discriminated against women and women not having the same amount of power, and they're saying enough."
Closer to home, former legislative staffers who have worked in Albany and have been victims of sexual abuse have called for public hearings. Cuomo in a conference call with reporters said he would be open to doing more on the issue next year.