John Oliver Deconstructs Brett Kavanaugh Hearing: ‘Straight Out of the Gate Weird’

Aaron Brown
October 2, 2018

His freshman roommate at Yale University, James Roche, told the New Yorker that he never witnessed Kavanaugh engage in any sexual misconduct, but that he does recall him being "frequently, incoherently drunk". Harvard Law spokespeople twice declined to comment and once did not respond to the Crimson's multiple requests for clarity on whether Harvard will allow Kavanaugh to continue serving as a Lecturer on Law.

But Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that this was a reference to a "drinking game" with three cups arranged in a triangle.

Although the charges Ford has made against Kavanaugh are far from irrelevant, the bottom line is that we don't even need to sort through that particular subject to determine that Kavanaugh should not be appointed to the Supreme Court.

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have upended every aspect of the carefully manicured life story image he and the White House have sold the American people.

Coleman said while psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford had to give a ideal testimony and was subject to severe scrutiny, Kavanaugh wasn't held to the same bar.

It was clear Republicans were still short of votes for final Senate approval after Thursday's hearing. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.

Brookes told CNN that she and other Yale colleges were "extremely disappointed" at the way Kavanaugh "evaded" his excessive drinking questions.

The outcome of the Flake-Coons deal was that Kavanaugh's path to Senate confirmation for a lifetime appointment to the nation's highest court will, at minimum, be delayed for a week as the Federal Bureau of Investigation looks into the accusations made against him.

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Following the vote, Coons said he and other Democrats wanted the extra week not to stall the confirmation process, but to investigate the allegations now before the committee. Coleman said there won't be a change until people in positions of power understand the impact of sexual assault on survivors. "I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter", he said.

Flake, a 55-year-old senator from Arizona who is not running for re-election this year, sat through Thursday's nine-hour Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and testimony by Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of assault, Christine Blasey Ford. "The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends".

Kavanaugh was asked about the memos at his confirmation hearing in 2006, where he repeatedly denied that he had received the memos or knew anything about him. "I just want it to work out well for the country". He said they were inside jokes known to the yearbook editors and other students. "We were 16", an angry Kavanugh said to Whitehouse.

Dolphin says she only learned about the pages a few days ago.

"I was sexually assaulted and nobody believed me".

Many Republicans say the due diligence on Kavanaugh already was complete.

Students said a minority on the Yale campus supported Kavanaugh's nomination but were reluctant to be open about it. Laura Pietrantoni, a first-year law student who opposes Kavanaugh, said some of the judge's supporters were "very scared to come forward and voice how they feel".

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