Brett Kavanaugh admitted Thursday that aspects of his Georgetown Prep yearbook, which documented a hard-partying atmosphere at the exclusive high school, make him “cringe.” But he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that they do not reveal evidence of his own misconduct.
“For one thing, our year book was a disaster,” Kavanaugh said.
“This past week my friend and I have cringed when we read about it and talked to each other,” he added.
Kavanaugh’s page listed him as “treasurer of the Keg City Club” and a “Renate Alumnius.”
Kavanaugh told the committee that the latter label, which appeared on the pages of several other classmates, was most painful for him. A New York Times story reported that it was a boasting reference to sexual conquests of a female classmate, Renate Schroeder.
“The media has determined the term was related to sex,” Kavanaugh said. “It was not related to sex. She and I never had any sexual interaction at all. So sorry to her for that yearbook reference.”
Michael Walsh, a fellow Georgetown Prep student, included this short poem along with the term: “You need a date / and it’s getting late / so don’t hesitate / to call Renate.”
Kavanaugh also reiterated comments he first made in a Fox News interview about remaining a virgin throughout high school and for “many years after that.”
Christine Blasey Ford testified earlier Thursday that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her at a high school gathering in 1982.