"Brett Kavanaugh got into bar fight in college because he thought some random guy was the lead singer of UB40" is an insane yet weirdly accurate sentence. pic.twitter.com/83nHjYajRT
— Steven Hyden (@Steven_Hyden) October 1, 2018
From the Bloomberg article:
… Kavanaugh first cursed at the man. After the man responded in kind, Kavanaugh threw a beer in his face, said Charles Ludington, a former Yale basketball player who’s now a history professor at North Carolina State University. The act precipitated a brawl that drew in their other friend — Yale basketball star and future NBA player Chris Dudley — and eventually prompted a call to police.
Kavanaugh was frequently “belligerent and aggressive” after drinking and had lied to senators about his experience with alcohol, Ludington said in a statement released to the news media Sunday. The barroom fisticuffs were the most searing example of Kavanaugh’s behavior he remembers, Ludington said in an interview with Bloomberg News, where he expanded on his statement for the first time…
The White House had no immediate comment when asked about Ludington’s account, instead referring a reporter to statements issued earlier by Dudley and another classmate attesting to Kavanaugh’s character…
President Donald Trump said Kavanaugh’s testimony last week showed that his second Supreme Court nominee had “a little bit of difficulty” with alcohol when he was younger.
“I was surprised at how vocal he was about the fact that he likes beer and he’s had a little bit of difficulty, I mean, he talked about things that happened when he drank,” Trump during a Rose Garden press conference Monday….
Further detail at the link.
Kavanaugh denied that. But someone probably told Trump that in it was learned in vetting him. Think he just revealed more than he was supposed to. https://t.co/LAl6asB2ra
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) October 1, 2018
It’s truly amazing just how fully Trump threw Kavanaugh under the bus today while trying to help him.
Kavanaugh: I didn’t drink much back then…
Trump: Huge drunk! He’s good now though.
(Only slightly exaggerated)
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) October 1, 2018
I feel like Trump is torn between wanting Kavanaugh on the court to own the libs and a vague sense it will be bad to have his name associated with him for 35 years.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) October 1, 2018
White conservatives are livid when you describe Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearing as a job interview. Its like they don't know what it feels like to be turned down for a job or something.
— Ragnarok Lobster (@eclecticbrotha) October 1, 2018