Yale Law School graduates Kent Sinclair, Douglas Rutzen and Mark Osler, all of whom previously signed a letter attesting to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s virtue, are now pushing for an investigation into the accusations against him, according to a Tuesday Washington Post report.
“The confirmation process should be conducted in a way that fosters trust in the process and the Supreme Court, and that seriously considers allegations of sexual violence,” Sinclair told the Washington Post.
These three are not the only Yale classmates of Kavanaugh’s who have had a change of heart since the number of allegations against him grew.
Two of his peers during his undergrad time at Yale, Louisa Garry and Dino Ewing, withdrew their names Monday from a statement of support that ran in the New Yorker article detailing Deborah Ramirez’s accusation of sexual misconduct. They said that they were “not present” when the alleged incident occurred, and therefore “cannot dispute” Ramirez’s story.
Many present-day Yalies are also expressing disapproval of the alumnus, as students clog the halls of the Senate with anti-Kavanaugh protests and law school faculty members sign a letter calling for an FBI investigation into the accusations.