A video of Judge Brett Kavanaugh joking about his party days in high school is going viral on Twitter, providing ammunition to Democrats and progressives after allegations that Kavanaugh committed sexual assault surfaced last week.
Speaking at Catholic University's Columbus School of Law in 2015, Kavanaugh reminisced about his days at Georgetown Preparatory School, where the students held a certain mantra.
“We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day as the dean was reminding me before the talk," Kavanaugh said.
"What happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep."
"That's been a good thing for all of us, I think," the judge joked.
The video prompted Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to ask: "is this really what America wants in its next Supreme Court Justice?"
Brett Kavanaugh talking about his high school in 2015: “What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.”… https://t.co/0fOxNG3wju— Elizabeth Warren (@Elizabeth Warren) 1537302192.0
Last week, a confidential letter sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee accusing Kavanaugh of the attempted rape of a classmate at a high school house party in the 1980s was made public without the author’s consent.
At the time, Kavanaugh was 17 and attended Georgetown Prep, a prestigious private school for boys in Bethesda, Maryland. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist, was 15 and attended Holton Arms School, a private all-girls academy also located in Bethesda.
The video of Kavanaugh joking about Georgetown Prep as if it were a bachelor party in Las Vegas has many on social media aghast in the wake of the explosive allegations.
"This didn't age well," actor Emmy Rossum said.
This didn’t age well. https://t.co/JAx4fG7FjK— Emmy Rossum (@Emmy Rossum) 1537302386.0
Kavanaugh: “We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day as the dean was reminding me before the talk,… https://t.co/857q8EqWhn— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan Rosenfeld) 1537301095.0
Well, this didn't age well. "What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That's been a good thing f… https://t.co/thoA7JeBjb— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1537303696.0
"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That's been a good thing for all of us" - Brett Kavanau… https://t.co/ezQOZsBpqd— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1537302981.0
Kathy Griffin: "I bet," referring to whatever "a good thing for all of us" may mean.
Judge Kavanaugh in 2015: "What happens at Georgetown prep, stays at Georgetown prep. That’s been a good thing for… https://t.co/gJIKTc4QjK— Kathy Griffin (@Kathy Griffin) 1537295407.0
"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That's been a good thing for all of us" -- Brett Kavana… https://t.co/EKVZ7qkxpI— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum) 1537300690.0
MSNBC just aired this footage from a speech by Judge Kavanaugh at the Columbus School of Law from 2015 👀👀 "What h… https://t.co/PpQgORIXGA— Jon Levine (@Jon Levine) 1537298952.0
Share. This. Video. Now. Please. Thanks. Kavanaugh: What happens at Georgetown prep, stays at Georgetown prep. Tha… https://t.co/jLPlpEXPFs— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1537299010.0
In 2015, Kavanaugh said that 'what happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown prep. That's been a good thing f… https://t.co/sJhGZSWiWe— Democratic Coalition (@Democratic Coalition) 1537299347.0
Remember Kristin Mink, the mom who confronted former EPA chief Scott Pruitt in a DC restaurant before he resigned? She chimed in too.
Kavanaugh in 2015: "What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep. That's been a good thing for all of… https://t.co/YtWtEjmbcX— Kristin Mink #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachKavanaugh (@Kristin Mink #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachKavanaugh) 1537300521.0
The video has fueled even more calls for Kavanaugh to withdraw his nomination.
The optics are undeniably awful.
Kavanaugh must withdraw. So many disturbing references in the Kavanaugh yearbook: violent words toward women, sexu… https://t.co/iAm1aMQd7k— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@☇RiotWomenn☇) 1537300565.0
CNN talking right now on the out-of-control booze culture at Brett Kavanaugh's Georgetown Prep. It's one of the man… https://t.co/CN3lN63NY8— Will Bunch 🆘 (@Will Bunch 🆘) 1537290815.0
Kavanaugh: “We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day as the dean was reminding me before the talk,… https://t.co/Bm2SUhDTUw— Dr. Dena Grayson (@Dr. Dena Grayson) 1537301421.0
“We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day as the dean was reminding me before the talk, which is wh… https://t.co/J6q1xN2MBq— HawaiiDelilah™ (@HawaiiDelilah™) 1537301428.0
According to the account, which we now know was written by Ford, Kavanaugh was “stumbling drunk” and pinned Ford down on a bed, covering her mouth as he forced himself on top of her.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford of Kavanaugh's behavior during the alleged 1983 incident. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Ford said that a friend, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them as he watched, inadvertently knocking Kavanaugh off Ford, allowing her to escape.
@SethAbramson HAVE YOU SEEN THIS? The friend alleged to be in the room with Kavanaugh was conservative writer Mark… https://t.co/0yfpp23bRP— Lynn Marie (@Lynn Marie) 1537139236.0
Kavanaugh has fiercely denied the allegations.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation,” Kavanaugh said in a statement. “I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”