James Roche, one of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's freshman year roommates at Yale, said Wednesday that Kavanaugh lied under oath about his drinking and about the meaning of his yearbook entries.
Thirty-five years ago, the other students in the room chose to laugh and look the other way as sexual violence was perpetrated on me by Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation.
'In his words and his behavior, Judge Kavanaugh has shown contempt for the truth, for the process, for the rule of law, and for accountability, ' Roche wrote.
'No. Like - like most people in college, I went to parties and had beers, but that's - that's not an accurate description in my view, ' Kavnaugh said of Roche's claim, according to a transcript of the interview.
According to a Reuters report, days after being ordered to look into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has talked with his high school friend Mark Judge, but the interview is incomplete, his attorney said on Monday. That it wasn't drunk to the point of having trouble getting up every month or two. "With this additional information, the White House is fully confident the Senate will vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court", deputy press secretary Raj Shah said on Twitter. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who pushed to delay the vote on Kavanaugh so the FBI could investigate, said the judge would not be confirmed if the probe revealed he had lied to senators. The judge also told senators that he has never blacked out from drinking, which Roche says isn't true.
Some claim to have been present during the alleged assault, while other say they have psychical evidence through text messages that Kavanaugh knew of Ramirez's allegations before they were made public and tried to silence potential witnesses. Speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 following Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations, Kavanaugh repeatedly asserted he "liked beer" but that his drinking was under control.
Roche said the Federal Bureau of Investigation has also not contacted him.
Aside from how much he drank, Kavanaugh was also questioned at length by senators about his high school senior yearbook page.
Kavanaugh said it was a drinking game with "three glasses in a triangle".
Attorney Alan Abramson told the outlet that he'd reached out to the bureau on behalf of his client, who he described as a friend of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's who has accused the judge of thrusting his penis in her face at a college party. I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions. My mother, who has since passed away, was a Republican state representative in CT.
"I can corroborate Debbie's account", Appold told the magazine. Kavanaugh denies the allegation and says he has no memory of the party where Ford says the incident happened.
Roche concluded his op-ed on an equally scathing note.
Swing senators Susan Collins and Joe Manchin said Friday that they will support the Supreme Court nominee when lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress make his fate official Saturday.