Here's something you might not expect to enter a conversation about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: The band UB40.
As an undergraduate student at Yale, Brett M. Kavanaugh was involved in an altercation at a local bar during which he was accused of throwing ice on another patron, according to a police report.
The report by The New York Times references a police report in which Cozzolino claimed that Kavanaugh had thrown ice at him, at which point Kavanaugh's other friend, Chris Dudley, got into a brawl with Cozzolino.
Prof Ludington, who teaches at North Carolina State University, said he had seen Judge Kavanaugh slurring his words and staggering after excessive alcohol consumption while at Yale.
Ludington claimed Kavanaugh became "often belligerent and aggressive" when he drank.
The victim, Dom Cozzolino, told police he had been hit in the ear with a glass by Kavanaugh's friend and Yale basketball player, Chris Dudley. According to an NBC News report on Monday, Kavanaugh and his team were aware of the allegation before it went to press and sought to coordinate behind the scenes to refute it.
The paper has published police reports but personal information has been redacted.
Remember, the real goal of all this discussion of Kavanaugh's drinking isn't whether it was excessive more than three decades ago.
They were sitting near a man who they thought looked like the lead singer of UB40, Ali Campbell, and were trying to figure out whether it was him, Ludington told Cuomo. She testified at a hearing last week that Judge Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothing, pinned her to a bed and covered her mouth at a house party in 1982, when she was 15 and he was 17. Roche added that he saw Kavanaugh "frequently, incoherently drunk". I did some stupid things, but I never sexually assaulted anybody.
Mr. Kavanaugh cursed, he said, and then "threw his beer at the guy". For the fact is, at Yale, and I can speak to no other times, Brett was a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker.
After Democrats claimed the FBI's probe would be limited on time and in scope, Trump said he actually wants the Federal Bureau of Investigation "to interview whoever [sic] they deem appropriate, at their discretion". But Kavanaugh's willingness to lie under oath "should have effect", he said.
Lynne Brookes says Judge Brett Kavanaugh was not telling the whole truth during his testimony this week about allegations of sexual assault. "But it's not credible for him to say that he has had no memory lapses in the nights that he drank to excess". "Not one time", Dudley said.
One would presume that police would have detained Kavanaugh had that been the case, at least until he sobered up enough to be able to responsibly take care of himself.
"As a @YaleLawSch grad & lecturer, I strongly disassociate myself from tonight's praise of Brett Kavanaugh", Bazelon tweeted on July 9 - the day President Donald Trump announced Kavanaugh's nomination.