Brett Kavanaugh likes beer. He mentioned the word “beer” an astonishing 29 times during his statement to the Senate last week, and he got into at least one beer soaked brawl in 1985, according to Yale classmate Chad Ludington. New York Times:
“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,” Mr. Ludington said in the statement. Mr. Ludington, a college professor at North Carolina State, said he came forward because he believed Judge Kavanaugh had mischaracterized the extent of his drinking at Yale.
Kavanaugh went drinking after a concert one night. He and his companions noticed another patron, who resembled one of the musicians on stage. Evidently the patron didn’t like the attention because he “aggressively” told Kavanaugh and crew to stop bothering him, whereupon Kavanaugh escalated the matter.
Mr. Kavanaugh cursed, he said, and then “threw his beer at the guy.”
“The guy swung at Brett,” Mr. Ludington continued. At that point, Mr. Dudley “took his beer and smashed it into the head of the guy, who by now had Brett in an embrace. I then tried to pull Chris back, and a bunch of other guys tried to pull the other guy back. I don’t know what Brett was doing in the melee, but there was blood, there was glass, there was beer and there was some shouting, and the police showed up.”
Just what the supreme court needs, a mean drunk.