September 16, 2019

THAT OLD DEMON RUM:

Reporters Dig Into Justice Kavanaugh's Past, Allegations Of Misconduct Against Him (Terry Gross, 9/16/19, fresh air)

Pogrebin, who was in Kavanaugh's class at Yale, says that Ramirez's account "never got its due" during the confirmation hearings because "the Republicans in charge of the process ... clearly had no interest in adding yet another story and another potential victim to the public dialogue and giving [Ramirez] the legitimacy of a public forum."

"Although [Ramirez] was made available to the Senate Judiciary Committee and then her lawyers ultimately gave the FBI a list of more than two dozen potential witnesses who could add credence to her story, ultimately the Judiciary Committee determined that her allegations were not relevant to the process," Pogrebin says.

Kelly grew up in Washington, D.C., and attended a girls high school in the same social network as Kavanaugh's high school. She notes that alcohol abuse was a common theme throughout their investigation of Kavanaugh.

"The drinking was something of a throughline," Kelly says. "Generally speaking, [Kavanaugh] was regarded as a pretty polite, responsible well-mannered young person. But when he was heavily drinking -- and also at times when he was simply trying to impress his friends, like in the schoolyard -- a different side of him came out."

Speaking from vast experience, being black-out drunk doesn't excuse your actions, however unknowing.

Posted by at September 16, 2019 5:47 PM

  

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