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Now Kavanaugh’s former law clerks are abandoning him too

Three former law clerks who previously expressed support for Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee they’re ‘deeply troubled’ by the allegations against him.

By Caroline Orr - October 03, 2018
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After initially coming out in support of Brett Kavanaugh, three of his former law clerks are distancing themselves from him in light of the sexual assault allegations that have been brought forth by three different women.

In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, dated Oct. 1, the former clerks — Will Dreher, Bridget Fahey, and Rakim Brooks — referenced their earlier endorsement of Kavanaugh and made it clear that their minds had changed as the sexual assault accusations came out.

“We write to clarify that, like many Americans, we have been deeply troubled by those allegations and the events surrounding them,” they wrote.

The clerks also said they supported the reopening of the FBI’s background investigation into Kavanaugh, which they said was “warranted.”

“We hope, for the good of everyone involved, that the investigation will be independent and thorough,” they added.

Also on Tuesday, two of Kavanaugh’s law school classmates, Michael Proctor and Mark Osler, wrote the committee to say that they are “withdrawing their support” due to Kavanaugh’s behavior during his testimony on Thursday.

“Under the current circumstances, we fear that partisanship has injected itself into Judge Kavanaugh’s candidacy,” they wrote. “That, and the lack of judicial temperament displayed on September 27 hearing, cause us to withdraw our support.”

Despite everyone, from his former classmates and law clerks, to the American Bar Association, expressing reservations about Kavanaugh’s nomination, Senate Republicans are still pushing to confirm him as soon as possible — in part because they want to put him on the Supreme Court before more women can come forward with serious and credible allegations against him.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.


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