A peer and friend who knew Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a high school student is vouching for his character amid accusations from a woman that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teens.
“I certainly have some strong feelings about the timing of this, but that is not going to do anybody any good,” Missy Carr, a 1985 graduate of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview Monday.
“What I would say is I have known Brett since I was maybe 16, and I still know him today,” Carr, 51, said. “I knew him in all kinds of social situations and what is being described—I also, by the way, know Mark Judge, obviously—and the scenario that is being described is not one that I could ever put either one of those guys in, even under the influence of alcohol or any of that.”
Carr is one of 65 women who knew Kavanaugh when he attended the all-boys Georgetown Preparatory School and signed a letter published Sept. 14 that vouches for the character of the Supreme Court nominee.
Kavanaugh’s accuser said Mark Judge, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s, was present during the alleged assault at a house party attended by a small group of teens.
Christine Blasey Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in Northern California, told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh held her down, groped her, and tried to remove her clothes in a bedroom during a summer party in the early 1980s in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Ford said both males were drunk at the time.
Kavanaugh has twice issued absolute denials of ever doing such a thing, the second time Monday after Ford’s name came out.
Judge denied such an incident occurred in an interview with The Weekly Standard published Friday.
Ford revealed her identity for the article published Sunday by The Washington Post ahead of the committee’s scheduled vote Thursday on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
“They are not the kind of people, those guys are not the guys who I would ever put in that situation,” Carr said of Kavanaugh and Judge, adding:
There were other guys who I would be like, ‘Well, maybe … ,’ but certainly not Brett, not Mark. And I know Brett has dedicated his life to serving the country and being a judge and living a good, solid life. I think his goals were clear when he was very young, what he wanted to do. I don’t think he would do anything to jeopardize that, and I just think that that’s why I support him.
“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983,” the letter signed by Carr and the 64 other women reads.
“For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time.”
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