Now Even Kavanaugh's Old Drinking Friends Don't Want Him On The Supreme Court
As questions swirl about allegations of sexual assault and his partisan, offensive demeanor in questioning, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being buried under a mountain of opposition to his confirmation. From over 2,400 law professors, to the National Council of Churches, to even a former Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh's detractors are many and his friends are few.
Now, another unlikely group of people is turning on him: his friends in college.
In an op-ed for the Washington Post titled "We were Brett Kavanaugh's drinking buddies. We don't think he should be confirmed," Yale classmates Chad Ludington, Lynne Brookes, and Elizabeth Swisher had stern words for the aspiring justice:
We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh. In the past week, all three of us decided separately to respond to questions from the media regarding Brett’s honesty, or lack thereof. In each of our cases, it was his public statements during a Fox News TV interview and his sworn testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that prompted us to speak out.
We each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating, under oath, that he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing. We said, unequivocally, that each of us, on numerous occasions, had seen Brett stumbling drunk to the point that it would be impossible for him to state with any degree of certainty that he remembered everything that he did when drunk.
As the op-ed continued, none of them wanted to speak out, and they have paid a personal price for it, losing their personal privacy amid a media frenzy and receiving violent threats. But, they continued, it was their "civic duty" to tell the world the Kavanaugh lied under oath.
"All of us went to Yale, whose motto is "Lux et Veritas" (Light and Truth)," the op-ed concluded. "Brett also belonged to a Yale senior secret society called Truth and Courage. We believe that Brett neither tells the former nor embodies the latter. For this reason, we believe that Brett Kavanaugh should not sit on the nation's highest court."
The final vote on Kavanaugh's nomination is scheduled to take place over the next two days, beginning with a procedural vote on Friday at 10:30 a.m.