Kirsters Baish| The former classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh who was also named in the anonymous #MeToo letter which accused the two men of acting “inappropriately” toward its’ author has reportedly come forward and rejected the allegations.
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat on the Supreme Court upon his announcement that he would be retiring. Since then, Kavanaugh has been through the ringer. His confirmation went less than smoothly with Democrats causing distraction after distraction in a lame attempt to delay his confirmation. The New Yorker reported that a letter had been going around which contents included allegations against Kavanaugh dating back to his high school years.
California Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein forwarded the letter to the FBI. The letter accused the Supreme Court nominee and another high school classmate of locking a woman inside a bedroom against her will. It went on to claim that Kavanaugh “held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her,” as reported by the New Yorker.
Kavanaugh adamantly denied the letter’s claims. The FBI opted not to investigate the matter.
It has now been reported that Mark Judge has come forward to set the record straight. Judge was contacted by Ronan Farrow, a writer for the New Yorker Farrow told Judge that he was referred to in the letter as the classmate who was with Kavanaugh. Judge claims that the whole thing was made up.
“I never saw Brett act that way,” Judge stated, according to The Daily Caller. He went on to call the allegations “just absolutely nuts.” He insisted that the incident never even happened.
“I never saw anything like what was described,” he explained, The New York Times reported.
He explained that the allegations were extremely out of character for Kavanaugh.
“It is not who he is,” Judge went on, adding on that the Supreme Court nominee was a “brilliant student.” He explained that Kavanaugh played sports and wasn’t “into anything crazy or illegal.”
Judge also said that both he and his high school friend were raised in Catholic homes, and the kind of behavior alleged in the letter would have been forbidden.
“Something like that would stick out,” he stated, “which is why I don’t think it would happen.”
Western Journal reports:
In an interview with The Weekly Standard, Judge was asked if could recall any incident in which Kavanaugh might not have meant harm, but a girl involved in rough-housing might have seen things differently.
“I can’t. I can recall a lot of rough-housing with guys. It was an all-boys school, we would rough-house with each other,” he said. “I don’t remember any of that stuff going on with girls.”
Judge said he has no idea who made the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Although the letter caused a flurry of comments on Capitol Hill, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, said he plans to move forward with a vote on Kavanaugh next week. The court’s fall term begins next month, and GOP leaders have said they hope to have Kavanaugh on the bench by then.
Kavanaugh is currently a federal judge. He spent time as a lawyer in the George W. Bush White House. Over the last 15 years, he has been picked apart in six different FBI background checks, as explained by Chuck Grassley to the New York Times. This incident has not once come up.
Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah explained that the allegations shouldn’t delay Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
“I do not intend to allow Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to be stalled because of an 11th-hour accusation that Democrats did not see fit to raise for over a month,” said Hatch. “The claims are wholly unverifiable, and come at the tail end of a process that was already marred by ugly innuendo, dishonesty and the nastiest form of our politics. The American people deserve much better from the Senate as an institution.”