Supreme Courtroom nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s freshman-year roommate is accusing Kavanaugh of mendacity below oath about his faculty consuming habits.
Jamie Roche, who shared a dorm with Kavanaugh at Yale, penned an op-ed for Slate wherein he stated Kavanaugh “baldly” lied below oath “with out hesitation or reservation.”
“His willingness to misinform keep away from embarrassment throws doubt on his denials in regards to the bigger questions of sexual assault,” Roche wrote within the op-ed.
Roche additionally told CNN Wednesday night that the Supreme Courtroom nominee was “notably heavier in his consuming than different individuals” in faculty, and provided examples purporting to contradict Kavanaugh’s testimony.
“I didn’t socialize with Brett,” Roche instructed CNN. “However being in the identical room the place he slept, I noticed him when he arrived at house usually and I noticed him within the morning. And I can let you know that he would come house and he was incoherent, stumbling.”
“He would typically be singing,” Roche continued. “He would throw up. After which within the morning would have numerous hassle getting off the bed. … I noticed him each what I might take into account black out drunk and likewise dealing the repercussions of that within the morning.”
Kavanaugh’s affirmation course of has been embroiled in controversy following the accusation of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a highschool occasion within the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s and different misconduct allegations.
He testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee that whereas he “likes beer,” that he by no means blacked out from consuming. The testimony has come below fireplace from quite a few former classmates who’ve come ahead to accuse Kavanaugh of misrepresenting his previous consuming habits and different info.
A variety of different ladies have come ahead with misconduct allegations towards Kavanaugh, together with Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who says Kavanaugh shoved his genitals in her face throughout a university dorm occasion.
Roche wrote in his op-ed and instructed CNN that Ramirez, who’s a good friend, is a plausible witness and never fabricating the story.
“There’s zero likelihood that she is making up this story,” Roche stated.
Roche additionally stated that he has not been contacted by the FBI for his or her reopened background investigation into Kavanaugh, although he could be prepared to talk with them.