Brett Kavanaugh Biography
Brett Michael Kavanaugh is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He was nominated by President Donald Trump to succeed Anthony Kennedy and took the oath of office on October 6, 2018. He previously served as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and as a staff lawyer for various offices of the federal government.
Brett Kavanaugh should start suing people for libel, or the Justice Department should come to his rescue. The lies being told about him are unbelievable. False Accusations without recrimination. When does it stop? They are trying to influence his opinions. Can’t let that happen!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Can’t let Brett Kavanaugh give Radical Left Democrat (Liberal Plus) Opinions based on threats of Impeaching him over made up stories (sound familiar?), false allegations, and lies. This is the game they play. Fake and Corrupt News is working overtime! #ProtectKavanaugh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2019
Brett Kavanaugh Parents, Family
Kavanaugh was born on February 12, 1965, in Washington, D.C., the son of Martha Gamble (née Murphy) and Everett Edward Kavanaugh Jr. He is of Irish Catholic descent on both sides of his family. His paternal great-grandfather immigrated to the United States in the late 19th century from Roscommon, Ireland, and his maternal Irish lineage goes back to his great-great-grandparents settling in New Jersey. Kavanaugh’s father was a lawyer and served as the president of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association for two decades. His mother was a history teacher at Woodson and McKinley high schools in Washington in the 1960s and 1970s. She later earned a law degree from American University in 1978 and served from 1995 to 2001 as a Maryland Circuit Court judge in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Brett Kavanaugh Married, Wife, Children
Kavanaugh and Ashley Estes, the personal secretary to President George W. Bush, were married in 2004 and have two daughters. They live in Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland.
Brett Kavanaugh Personal Life
Kavanaugh ran the Boston Marathon in 2010 and 2015. His bibs represented nonqualifying numbers, assigned for a charity or a “guest” rather than an age-based time qualifier. He also has completed many shorter races, from 5 km to 10 miles.
Kavanaugh is a Catholic and serves as a regular lector at his Washington, D.C., church, the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament. He has helped serve meals to the homeless as part of church programs and has tutored at the Washington Jesuit Academy, a Catholic private school in the District of Columbia.
At his May 2006 confirmation hearing to be circuit judge for The District of Columbia Circuit, he stated that he was a registered Republican. In 2018, Kavanaugh’s reported salary was $220,600 as a federal judge and $27,000 as a lecturer at Harvard Law School.
Brett Kavanaugh Education
Kavanaugh was raised in Bethesda, Maryland. As a teenager, he attended Georgetown Preparatory School, a Jesuit boys college prep school, where he was two years ahead of future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. He was captain of the basketball team and was a wide receiver and cornerback on the football team. Kavanaugh was also friends with classmate Mark Judge; both were in the same class with Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno.
After graduating from Georgetown Prep in 1983, Kavanaugh went to Yale University, as had his paternal grandfather. Several of Kavanaugh’s Yale classmates remembered him as a “serious but not showy student” who loved sports, especially basketball. He unsuccessfully tried out for the Yale Bulldogs men’s basketball team and later played for two years on the junior varsity team. He wrote articles about basketball and other sports for the Yale Daily News, and was a member of the fraternity Delta Kappa Epsilon. He graduated from Yale in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in history. In October 2018, it was reported that Kavanaugh and Chris Dudley were in a bar fight in September 1985 after Kavanaugh threw ice at a man who looked like Ali Campbell of UB40.
Kavanaugh then attended Yale Law School, where he lived in a group house with future judge James E. Boasberg and played basketball with professor George L. Priest (sponsor of the school’s Federalist Society). He was a member of the Yale Law Journal and served as a notes editor during his third year. Kavanaugh graduated from Yale Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 1990.
Brett Kavanaugh Sexual assault allegations
Yesterday, we learned of another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh—one we didn’t find out about before he was confirmed because the Senate forced the F.B.I. to rush its investigation to save his nomination. We know he lied under oath. He should be impeached.
— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) September 15, 2019
Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of The New Yorker published a piece with an additional sexual assault allegation against Kavanaugh on September 23, 2018. Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale University with Kavanaugh, alleged Kavanaugh exposed himself to her and thrust his penis against her face after they had both been drinking at a college party during the 1983–1984 academic year. Kavanaugh said, “This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen.” The New York Times interviewed several dozen of her classmates in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no firsthand witnesses to the alleged assault, but several classmates recalled that they had heard about it in the subsequent days and believed Ramirez. According to the New York Times, “Ramirez herself told the press and friends that, initially, she was not absolutely certain it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her, but after corresponding with friends who had secondhand knowledge of the incident, and taking time to refresh her recollection, stated that she was certain Kavanaugh was her assailant.”
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels in her suit against Donald Trump, stated in a tweet on September 23 that he represented a woman who had “credible information” regarding Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. Avenatti asserted that his client would be willing to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On September 26, Avenatti revealed the woman to be Julie Swetnick, a former government employee, who declared in a sworn statement that she went to high school parties involving Kavanaugh and Judge and that it was common at such parties for boys to prey on girls, sometimes by spiking or drugging the drinks so that the girls could not resist. Kavanaugh described her allegations as “ridiculous” and the allegation as a whole, made by Avenatti, a “farce”. The Wall Street Journal reported that it had contacted “dozens” of her former classmates and colleagues, but failed to reach anyone with knowledge of her allegations and that none of her friends have come forward publicly to support her claims. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley referred both Swetnick and Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation regarding claims that the two engaged in “conspiracy, false statements and obstruction of Congress”.
In September 2019, The New York Times reported that there was another story that had similarities to Ramirez’s allegation. According to Times sources, a former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s told senators and the F.B.I. that he witnessed Kavanaugh with his pants down at a party, and that friends pushed Kavanaugh’s penis onto an unnamed female student.
Brett Kavanaugh New Sexual assault allegations
Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Justice Brett Kavanaugh: “I strongly opposed him, based on his views on executive power, which will continue to haunt our country, as well as how he behaved, including the allegations that we are hearing more about today” https://t.co/gxl9RihwwF pic.twitter.com/pvjUbSfTS9
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 15, 2019
Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh faces newly reported sexual misconduct accusation. A New York Times report claims that a former Yale classmate tried to tip off senators and the FBI last year, but was ignored. President Trump fired back, tweeting that Kavanaugh should “start suing people.” Justice Kavanaugh has denied all previous misconduct allegations.
Senator Kamala Harris, who is one of the 20 Democrats running for president in 2020, tweeted Sunday morning that Kavanaugh, the most recently appointed Supreme Court Justice, ‘must be impeached.’
I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice.
He must be impeached.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 15, 2019
‘I sat through those hearings,’ the California senator tweeted. ‘Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached.’
A few hours later Senator Elizabeth Warren joined her 2020 competitor in demanding impeachment proceedings be brought against Kavanaugh, while also getting in a hit at the president.
Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him. Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 15, 2019
‘Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him,’ Warren asserted on Twitter. ‘Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are disturbing. Like the man who appointed him, Kavanaugh should be impeached.’
Julian Castro, another 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, agreed.
It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached.
And Congress should review the failure of the Department of Justice to properly investigate the matter. https://t.co/Yg1eh0CkNl
— Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) September 15, 2019
‘It’s more clear than ever that Brett Kavanaugh lied under oath. He should be impeached,’ Castro tweeted.
He conceded, however, that it was unlikely anything would happen with Republican Mitch McConnell leading the Senate.
‘Look we know whether you’re looking at the impeachment of Donald Trump or anybody else, that Mitch McConnell and his buddies – Republican buddies in the Senate – are not likely to lift a finger,’ Castro told MSNBC Sunday morning.
The insistence from the Democrat lawmakers and 2020 candidates comes after almost two-and-a-half years of demanding impeachment proceedings begin against the president.