Kavanaugh Turned Out to Be an Alcoholic, Investigation Says
WASHINGTON, DC — October 2, 2018
During the Kavanaugh investigation, a classmate of the Supreme Court candidate who studied with him at Yale University said that Kavanaugh is known for his addiction to alcohol, including during last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
In an interview with journalists, Chad Ludington said he saw Kavanaugh “staggering from alcohol consumption” multiple times, describing him as a “belligerent and aggressive” drunk.
“It is truth that is at stake, and I believe that the ability to speak the truth, even when it does not reflect well upon oneself, is a paramount quality we seek in our nation’s most powerful judges,” Ludington said in a statement.
He added that during the hearing, Kavanaugh downplayed the “degree and frequency” of his drinking. He also said that the FBI has asked him to share his story at the Bureau of Investigation’s office in Raleigh, N.C., on Monday.
It is unclear how this information will be used against Kavanaugh, but there is now the possiblity that his reputation will be tarnished.
Kavanaugh is known to have denied the allegations, tow which Ludington responded that he “remembered very well” about the “staggering quantities of alcohol consumed” by the future judge, who would allegedly become aggressive when drinking.
“He used a lot of booze and did it often,” Ludington said.
Several other classmates in recent days have also accused Kavanaugh of misleading Congress over his alcohol consumption. Former FBI Director James Comey charged Kavanaugh with “lying” under oath in a Times op-ed published Sunday.
Throughout the hearing, Kavanaugh insisted that he has never blacked out or passed out due to alcohol consumption.
Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of assaulting her in 1982, has said that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge were intoxicated during the incident.
Kavanaugh told outside Counsel Rachel Mitchell during the hearing that he has never “passed out” from drinking.
“I’ve gone to sleep,” he said. “But I’ve never blacked out, that’s the allegation. And that’s, that’s wrong.”
Kavanaugh appeared agitated by questions from Democratic senators about his history with partying and drinking, at one point asking Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) if she has ever blacked out due to alcohol consumption.
“I like beer,” he said in response to one of Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s (D-R.I.) questions. “Do you like beer, senator? What do you like to drink?”
He said repeatedly that he likes beer but does not drink heavily.
The Kavanaugh investigation is ongoing, with President Donald Trump instructing the FBI to find out how well-founded the allegations of sexual assault are. The investigation has been allocated only a week, after which the Senate wants to see the final report.
While the situation with Brett Kavanaugh’s position in the Supreme Court is in abeyance, Republicans are preparing for his final approval for his new position. If the FBI doesn’t find evidence of sexual assault, the conservative side of the U.S. Congress will receive a significant advantage in the upcoming midterm elections.