Last week, Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he “likes beer.” He was defending himself against allegations that he was a black-out drunk that allegedly sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, and wanted to chalk it up to a “hey, we were in college and drank a lot of beer like college students do” kind of argument.
Now, however, one of Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates is coming out claiming that Kavanaugh is not being honest about his college drinking habits. Legal expert Laurence Tribe points out:
Chad Ludington indicated to the New York Times that Brett Kavanaugh wasn’t being honest when he described his drinking habits to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ludington says Kavanaugh was guilty of a “blatant mischaracterization” of his drinking during college, noting he often saw Kavanaugh “staggering from alcohol consumption.”
Ludington says Kavanaugh downplayed “the degree and frequency” of his drinking and that he had personally seen him become “belligerent and aggressive.” The North Carolina State University professor says he’s taking this information to the FBI. “It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation’s most powerful judges,” Ludington said.
Ludington isn’t alone in suggesting that Brett Kavanaugh mischaracterized his drinking habits. Another Yale classmate, Lynne Brookes, told ABC News that she often “drank to excess” with Kavanaugh. “We were in the same social circles,” Brookes said. “When he would drink, he would get obnoxious.”