Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh: "I Did Things In High School That Make Me Cringe Now"

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh

After presenting himself to the nation as a "virgin" who never ever drank in excess during high school or college in an interview with Fox News earlier this week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now admits he was "not perfect" and did drink in high school.

From The Washington Post:

In his prepared testimony for Thursday’s Senate hearing, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh says he was ‘not perfect’ in high school and drank beer with friends but strongly denies having committed sexual assault.

“In retrospect, I said and did things in high school that make me cringe now,” he says, adding that “sometimes I had too many” when he drank beer.

But Kavanaugh says what he has been accused of by Christine Blasey Ford is altogether different.

“What I’ve been accused of is far more serious than juvenile misbehavior,” Kavanaugh says in testimony released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I never did anything remotely resembling what Dr. Ford describes.”

Kavanaugh says he is the victim of “grotesque and obvious character assassination.”

“There has been a frenzy to come up with something — anything, no matter how far-fetched or odious — that will block a vote on my nomination,” Kavanaugh says, in the testimony released by the Senate Judiciary Committee. “These are last minute smears, pure and simple.”

In his Fox News interview with Martha McCallum, Kavanaugh asserted he'd never done "anything" like what has been described by his accusers nor had he ever consumed alcohol in excess.

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