Classmates Who Endorsed Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant Investigation
POLITICS 09/26/2018 12:53 am ET Updated 11 hours ago Classmates Who Endorsed Brett Kavanaugh Now Say Claims Warrant Investigation Three men who knew the judge at Yale say the allegations should be probed in a “fair and credible” way. By Nick Visser 760 Several former classmates of Judge Brett Kavanaugh who just last month endorsed his nomination to the Supreme Court have now called for the Yale alumnus to be investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Three of Kavanaugh’s former classmates at Yale Law School told The Washington Post this week that the recent allegations by Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez warrant a “fair and credible investigation.”
Blasey has accused Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed and attempting to remove her clothes during a party when they were high school students in the 1980s. Ramirez alleged in an interview with The New Yorker on Sunday that Kavanaugh exposed himself and thrust his penis in her face at a party when they were students at Yale University during the 1983-84 school year.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and both women have asked for the FBI to investigate their accusations.
“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,” Kent Sinclair and Douglas Rutzen said in a statement to the Post on Tuesday. A third member of Yale Law School’s class of 1990, Mark Osler, told the Post that the circumstances around the allegations “need to be probed.”
Joshua Roberts / Reuters Demonstrators protest against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in front of the Supreme Court building in Washington on Monday. All three men had signed an Aug. 27 letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that commended Kavanaugh as a man with a “considerable intellect, friendly manner, good sense of humor and humility.” Akhil Amar, a Yale law professor who taught Kavanaugh and also testified in support his appointment, said Monday that an investigation “ is the best way forward.”
The Post noted that it reached out to more than 30 Yale alumni who knew Kavanaugh and wrote letters in support of his nomination, many of whom said they still support him.
But with the recent calls, the men join a growing chorus calling on federal investigators to look into the allegations against the judge as Republicans on the judiciary committee attempt to rush through his nomination. A coalition of Mormon women also called on lawmakers to “go slowly” on the nomination if they hoped to “truly respect women.”
President Donald Trump has remained steadfast in his support of Kavanaugh, and several GOP lawmakers have lambasted the allegations as a politically motivated “ smear ” campaign meant to delay the judge’s appointment to the nation’s highest court.
The president on Tuesday moved to discredit Ramirez, saying she had “nothing” and that she was “totally messed up” when the alleged event happened. The woman told The New Yorker that she was inebriated at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct but said she was confident in her recollection and hoped the FBI would investigate the claims.
“Oh, gee, let’s not make him a Supreme Court justice because of this,” Trump said sarcastically during the comments, made in New York City while he was there to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story misstated the date of an endorsement letter from Kavanaugh’s former classmates. The letter was dated Aug. 27.
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Hasbro Unveils Hilarious New Twists on Classic Board Games Like Clue, The Game of Life and More
Hasbro Unveils Hilarious New Twists on Classic Board Games Like Clue , The Game of Life and More Hasbro’s parody game collection Hasbro Jen Juneau and Anya Leon September 26, 2018 01:20 PM Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may earn commission.
Fans of adult-humor games like Cards Against Humanity are in for a treat this holiday season. The gift giver? Hasbro.
The well-loved toy and game company announced this week that they will soon be releasing a line of five parody board games, just in time for the holidays and inspired by their classic games Clue , The Game of Life , Mystery Date , Sorry! and everyone’s first stress-induced memory, Operation .
Each new game comes with a hilariously relatable title, as well as new game play and objective — like Clue: What Happened Last Night? Lost in Vegas , which doesn’t sound entirely unlike the plot of The Hangover . You guessed it: six friends wake up to find one of their own missing from their hotel room after a night of too much partying.
Another player in the new lineup is Game of Life: Quarter Life Crisis which, instead of drawing the “Doctor” card and making $100,000 right out of college, sees participants face the reality of “crippling debt” while navigating among life’s familiar everyday challenges like a botched tattoo job, dropping your phone in the toilet and calling in sick to work to get in eight extra hours of your favorite TV show.
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Mystery Date: Catfished brings back an oldie but goodie, but this time it has been crafted for the 2018 dater — which means wading through the questionable world of online dating and trying not to get catfished .
Ever wonder what would happen if there was a gas leak in the exam room during surgery (who hasn’t)? Now, you don’t have to! With Botched Operation , you can practice the already-stressful task of removing the dreaded charley horse while performing a side challenge based on how you’re “feeling” after the gas leak.
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Finally, the most hilarious title: Sorry! Not Sorry . This game encourages its players to steal their friends’ pawns to sabotage their chances at a win, with the added bonus of “Not Sorry!” cards to bring in a “Have you ever?” twist.
Hasbro’s parody game collection will be available exclusively at Target stores and target.com beginning Oct. 1, retailing for $20 each.
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Petition · Warner Brothers: Make Joaquin Phoenix say “We live in a society” in the new Joker film · Change.org
We all know about the Joker’s way of thinking and his philosophy. he’s Intelligent, Nihilistic and with a Wicked Sense of Humor. and his views on society speaks large about his character, and i belive so as many of you do that if we add this line in the movie it’ll make it significantly better and will show more depth in the twisted mind of the Joker.
what i have in mind is a scene where the Joker sees a kid in a resturant playing Fortnite on his phone while his grandfather is reading a book (insert book title here). and he looks at them and says “damn, we live in a society”. he may say this line as he looks into the camera thus breaking the 4th wall. Start a petition of your own This petition starter stood up and took action. Will you do the same?