The New York Times has a new exclusive scoop on Brett Kavanaugh’s high school life today: details on “Beach Week.”
The Times obtained copies of a letter Kavanaugh wrote to a group of friends organizing the event, in which the nominee and a group of boys rented a house for a week in June of 1983 to celebrate the end of the school year at Georgetown Prep. Beach Week, according to Kavanaugh, was an annual tradition, as it feature prominently in the calendar he released from the previous year.
Most of the letter is logistics on how to make sure the crew could get rent money to their landlord and secure the house for the week, but some parts of it explicitly refer to the partying Kavanaugh and his friends intended to do. Here are some relevant excerpts from the letter, per the Times, which has scans of the entire thing.
I think that we are unanimous that any girls we can beg to stay there are welcomed with open.... Anyway, I think we’re all set.
The danger of eviction is great and that would suck because of the money and because this week has big potential (Interpret as wish).”
It would probably be a good idea on Saturday the 18th to warn the neighbors that we’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us. Advise them to go about 30 miles...
Kavanaugh’s high-school social life has been under the microscope for weeks during his confirmation process to sit on the Supreme Court. Multiple women have publicly accused him of various incidents of sexual assault, including Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh and his friend Mike Judge assaulted her at a high-school party; Julie Swetnick, who says Kavanaugh was present at a party during which she was drugged and gang-raped; and Deborah Ramirez, who says a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in their freshman dormitory at Yale.
During hearings with the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh largely passed off his drinking as harmless childhood fun. But alcohol features prominently in each of his three major accusers testimonies, which has led to several news cycles devote to probing the nominee’s relationship with alcohol, and his temperament while under the influence.
The Times’ exclusive letter doesn’t have a smoking gun. Like Kavanaugh’s calendar, there’s no explicit mention of any of his accusers. But like Kavanaugh’s college buddy’s stories of bar fights and belligerence, the Times apparently considers it newsworthy because it establishes a profile of Kavanaugh as an adolescent or young adult.
The Times article also includes scans of an underground newspaper distributed by Kavanaugh’s friend Mike Judge, who also allegedly participated in Blasey Ford’s assault, which refers to women from Holton-Arms (the school she attended) by the nickname “Holton Hosebag.”
The FBI is currently investigating the allegations against Kavanaugh during a one-week extension of his original background check, the results of which could be released at any point this week.