In a statement this week, a man who attended Yale University with Brett Kavanaugh described what he said was consistent dishonesty in the Supreme Court nominee’s Senate testimony.
According to Chad Ludington’s statement, he initially shied away from making any comments about his former classmate because he felt he “had nothing to contribute about what kind of Justice he would be.”
After hearing his most recent judiciary committee testimony and other public comments, however, he felt compelled to speak out.
“In recent days I have become deeply troubled by what has been a blatant mischaracterization by Brett himself of his drinking at Yale,” Ludington said. “When I watched Brett and his wife being interviewed on Fox News on Monday, and when I watched Brett deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, I cringed.”
He made it clear that he had no direct knowledge of any sexual misconduct claims being made against Kavanaugh. The North Carolina State University professor‘s statement did include descriptions of their alleged behavior during college.
“On many occasions I heard Brett slur his words and saw him staggering from alcohol consumption, not all of which was beer,” Ludington wrote. “When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive. On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”
While he said he had no desire to offer further public comment on the matter beyond his statement, he wrote that he will be sharing the information with the FBI as part of its ongoing probe into the allegations.