Brett Kavanaugh’s college drinking buddies oppose his confirmation to the Supreme Court. Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes, and Elizabeth Swisher went to Yale University with the judge between 1983 and 1987.
The trio wrote an Op-Ed in the Washington Post Thursday night ahead of the Judiciary Committee’s vote to confirm the judge’s nomination. Brookes, Ludington, and Swisher explained that they each came forward separately to answer questions about Brett’s honesty.
In each case, the catalyst to coming forward was Kavanaugh’s statements during an interview with Fox News, as well as his sworn testimony. They explained, “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.”
That, apparently, was a lie. The trio asserted 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 he was drunk.”
All three former college buddies experienced the consequences of speaking out against Brett Kavanaugh. Each has received angry messages from Kavanaugh supporters. The messages claim they are “attempting to ruin a man’s life because of drunken antics as a college student.”
According to them, that simply isn’t true. They explained that they also drank too much in college. It’s not the drinking that bothered them, but lying about it under oath.
Ludington, Brookes, and Swisher have allowed their lives and the lives of their families to be disrupted. They have had news vans wait outside their homes and received hate mail, including threats of violence against them and their families.
While they don’t like the consequences of coming forward, they felt compelled. The trio wrote, “We felt it our civic duty to speak the truth and say that Brett lied under oath while seeking to become a Supreme Court justice.”
In their opinion, that disqualifies him from the job. However, their opinion might not be enough to sway the Senate in the next few days from confirming Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice.