I still can’t figure out what Brett Kavanaugh was thinking.
His bizarre, angry, entitled performance before the Judiciary Committee is now the subject of national mockery. And his easily disprovable lies on matters both small and large are being exposed even before the weeklong limited FBI investigation. Particularly good here are Nathan Robinson’s thorough deconstruction of Kavanaugh’s perjury at Current Affairs, as well as Briahna Gray and Camille Baker’s takedown at The Intercept. And now a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s is contesting his description of his drinking, including one shocking allegation that Kavanaugh responded to an mild insult by throwing a beer into a friend’s face, causing an altercation that led to jail time for a member of their social circle.
It was expected that Kavanaugh would twist his friends’ failure to recall the events described by Dr. Ford into refutations that such events ever took place. It’s a gross mischaracterization, but it’s probably not perjury.