Three of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates and “drinking buddies,” all of whom have spoken to the media separately about the judge’s drinking habits, have joined together to write an op-ed in the Washington Post summarizing their view that Kavanaugh lied under oath and should not be a Supreme Court justice.
Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes and Elizabeth Swisher all say that it was the combination of Kavanaugh’s interview on Fox News and testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that compelled them to speak out.
“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,” they wrote. “We said, unequivocally, 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 drunk.”
They went on to list the retribution they’ve faced since going public with their statements, from hacked servers to lost friendships to violent threats.
“None of this is what we wanted, but 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,” they said.
They conclude by saying that Kavanaugh fails to live up to Yale’s motto, “Lux et Veritas” (Light and Truth), and “should not sit on the nation’s highest court.”