Kavanaugh's college bar brawl sure doesn't match his 'choir boy' image


Former Yale classmates paint a damning portrait of the Supreme Court nominee and all his lies.

Brett Kavanaugh's violent behavior from his college days continues to haunt the Supreme Court nominee, as he and the White House desperately try to project the image of his "choir boy" past.

Each day seems to bring new revelations about his aggressive drinking and his belligerent behavior. The latest revolves around a barroom brawl that erupted after Kavanaugh reportedly threw a drink in a patron's face.

The details are important because they come after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford vividly detailed her allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in high school. Ford claims Kavanaugh was drunk the night he attacked her.

Pressed by the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Kavanaugh insisted he wasn't a heavy drinker. Days before, Kavanaugh appeared on Fox News, and stressed during a friendly interview that he spent most of time at Yale studying hard.

That portrayal rankled his former classmates. "He's trying to paint himself as some kind of choir boy," Lynne Brookes told the Washington Post. "You can't lie your way onto the Supreme Court."

Then came news of the brawl.

It unfolded in September 1985 in New Haven, Connecticut. After Kavanaugh and his Yale friends went to see the British reggae band UB40, they went to a local haunt Demery's for pints of beer.

There, they thought they spotted the lead singer of UB40. Instead, it was 21 year-old Dom Cozzolino. When he told Kavanaugh and his pals to get lost, Kavanaugh reportedly threw a drink  in Cozzolino's face, prompting a melee.

For one former classmate who was there that night, Charles Ludington, what the incident captures about Kavanaugh is "the aggressiveness that came along with the alcohol, the hair-trigger machismo, which was pathetic."

Ironically, as part of its ongoing damage control campaign, the White House on Monday released a long statement from former Yale classmate, and former NBA player, Chris Dudley, who detailed what an industrious student Kavanaugh was in college. ("Going out never came before working hard.")

Soon thereafter though, press reports detailed that not only was Dudley there the night of the bar brawl at Demery's, but according to the police report Dudley threw a glass at the victim, causing him to be treated at a local hospital.

There's no indication that anybody was arrested in connection with the assault.

The latest revelation comes as public support for Kavanaugh's troubled nomination sinks further and further.

It also comes after Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) had closely questioned Kavanaugh at his confirmation hearing about any violent behavior in his past.

"Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?" she asked during Kavanaugh's second day of confirmation hearings, three weeks ago.

Kavanaugh just won't come clean about his past.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.