Law classmates of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have written to the Senate Judiciary Committee to retract their previously voiced support for him, according to a Tuesday Huffington Post report.
Two of Kavanaugh’s law school classmates, Michael Proctor and Mark Osler, wrote to say that they are “withdrawing their support” due to Kavanaugh’s behavior during his testimony before the committee.
“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.”
Three of Kavanaugh’s former law clerks, Will Dreher, Bridget Fahey and Rakim Brooks, also wrote the committee to temper their previous statements of support with qualms stemming from the accusations of sexual misconduct and assault.
“We write to clarify that, like many Americans, we have been deeply troubled by those allegations and the events surrounding them and were encouraged by the initiation of a formal FBI investigation, which we believe is warranted,” the wrote.
Read the letters here.
From the former classmates:
From the former clerks:
Ed note: This post has been updated to reflect that Kavanaugh’s former clerks did not retract their letter of support, but rather expressed concerns about the allegations against the judge.
- Contributions allow us to hire more journalists
- Contributions allow us to provide free memberships to those who cannot afford them
- Contributions support independent, non-corporate journalism