Last week Brett Kavanaugh was publicly accused of attempted rape by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The incident occurred when Kavanaugh was a student at Georgetown Prep and Ford was attending a high school nearby.
The party and incident in question has been described in great detail, but Kavanaugh claims he doesn’t even remember attending this party.
Now, Senator Elizabeth Warren has pointed out a video she found from 2015 during which Kavanaugh told a group “Fortunately we’ve had a good saying that we’ve held firm to, to this day, as the Dean was reminding me before the talk, which is what happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.”
The crowd responded with nervous laughter. Needless to say, the video has gone viral on social media and has been viewed by millions of people, considering the fact that Elizabeth Warren is hardly the first to share it.
It’s one thing to hear adults joke about unethical shenanigans going down in Vegas and staying in Vegas, but it’s a bit unsettling to hear a grown man say that about his high school years. This is from a federal judge, who’s been nominated for the Supreme Court.
As if the allegation of rape as a 17-year -old girl isn’t bad enough for Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, more details of his life as a young man are coming out, and it’s certainly not helping paint the picture he wants America to see.
The Yale Daily News reports in an article about Kavanaugh’s days at the university that he was part of a secret society called “Truth and Courage” which was often referred to as “Tit and Clit.” The organization eventually disappeared in the 2010’s.
He was also a member of the DKE fraternity, which was known for raiding female student’s rooms to steal their underwear and had such a reputation for mistreating women that it was suspended for five years back in 2010 after members were caught on video yelling “no means yes, yes means anal” in front of the Yale Women’s Center.
“…in his first year of college, Kavanaugh joined an organization notorious for disrespecting women: the campus chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
A photograph that appeared in the Yale Daily News on Jan. 18, 1985, shows Kavanaugh’s fraternity brothers waving a flag woven from women’s underwear as part of a procession of DKE initiates marching across Yale’s campus. Kavanaugh does not appear in the photograph. But the portrait it paints of casual disrespect for women seems noteworthy in light of the explosive allegation by California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her at a high school party almost 40 years ago.” (Source: Yale Daily News)
Not exactly the group you want to be associated with, in hindsight.