During last week’s Supreme Court hearing, Brett Kavanaugh claimed that he never drank to excess in college. This left many who knew him at Yale aghast and they have come out to tell their stories.
Charles Ludington, who once considered himself a friend of Kavanaugh’s has come out with a story that shines more light on Kavanaugh’s drunken past. Ludington says that while at Yale, Kavanaugh instigated a fight that left one of their mutual friends in jail.
Ludington recounts, “On one of the last occasion I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”
This seems like an important story to be corroborated. Unlike many other claims about the Supreme Court nominee, this can be confirmed by arrest records and interviews with the participants.
The FBI is taking the story seriously. Ludington says that he will be speaking to the bureau about the incident today.
Like many of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Ludington is professionally accomplished. He received a degree from Yale, a doctorate from Columbia and is now a History professor at North Carolina State.
Ludington was moved to speak out against Kavanaugh after seeing his testimony last week. The professor says, “if he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United State Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences.”
Charles Ludington represents another well-accomplished figure who is willing to put their career and reputation on the line to speak out against Brett Kavanaugh. The consistent flow of witnesses speaking out against Kavanaugh’s character is beginning to paint a picture of how his peers really feel about him.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.