Last night, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh appeared on Fox News to give a whining, insistent defense of himself in the wake of accusations that he is guilty of numerous incidents of sexual misconduct over the course of his life.
It was, of course, no coincidence that Kavanaugh chose to appear on Trump’s favored propaganda network. The softball interview offered him the opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered image, a task which he quickly botched by offering a strange line of defense.
Kavanaugh claimed that he couldn’t possibly have done what’s alleged because he was a virgin throughout high school and several years after. It hardly needs to be pointed out that someone who is technically a virgin can still commit sexual assault. What’s more, the idea that he was a sexually frustrated young man at the time of the alleged attacks makes it seem even more likely, not less, that he would have done what he’s accused of doing.
KAVANAUGH on allegations he was involved in gang rape: "That's totally false and outrageous. I have never done any such thing."
Goes on to admit he may have drank too much at times when he was young, but claims he was a virgin for "many years after" he finished high school. pic.twitter.com/QS2LUn54Yc
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 24, 2018
Now, a Twitter user identifying himself as Steve Kantrowitz has come forward with a claim that refutes Kavanaugh’s virginal insistences.
User @Skantrow says that Kavanaugh may have possibly been a virgin in high school and for years after, but that Kavanaugh “claimed otherwise” during a conversation with him during their freshman year of Yale. Kantrowitz recalls that the conversation occurred at Lawrence Hall, in the living room of his suite. If true, it’s just the latest example of Kavanaugh brazenly lying about his past.
Perhaps Brett Kavanaugh was a virgin for many years after high school. But he claimed otherwise in a conversation with me during our freshman year in Lawrance Hall at Yale, in the living room of my suite.
— Steve Kantrowitz (@skantrow) September 25, 2018
Kantrowitz’s tweet quickly went viral and was soon endorsed by @GilmoreGlena, who says she has known Kantrowitz for “almost 30 years” and that she believes he is “incapable of falsehood.”
— And no I do not yield. Not one second to you. (@GilmoreGlenda) September 25, 2018
Kantrowitz gave the following comment to Law and Crime:
I felt compelled to reveal a private conversation I had with a classmate in our freshman year at Yale because of the tremendous importance of honesty and integrity to serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court. My conversation with Brett Kavanaugh raises doubt about a statement he made on September 24 on national television. Contrary to his assertion that he remained a virgin “for many years” after high school, during our freshman year he described losing his virginity. I remember this distinctly because it was the first time I had had such a conversation with an acquaintance who was not a friend. I have no first-hand knowledge of any of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, but I thought this conversation was relevant as it goes to the question of his truthfulness.
I will not be commenting further. Thank you.
It’s becoming increasingly clear that Kavanaugh is a man who lies comfortably and easily and who has no place on the country’s highest court. We can’t be absolutely sure that he is an attempted rapist, but the fact that it seems more than possible is enough reason to withdraw his nomination.
No one is entitled to a Supreme Court seat. The public has to do their best to discern the character of nominees and choose someone who is unlikely to abuse their power. Since it’s not clear that he won’t abuse it, Kavanaugh is unfit.