Two of Brett Kavanaugh’s former girlfriends have gone on the record to defend the Supreme Court nominee against accusations made by a 51-year-old woman who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when he was 17.
In an interview with Fox News on Monday, Maura Fitzgerald and Maura Kane said that the allegations didn’t fit with the Kavanaugh that they knew — and who has denied the allegations completely.
“I was absolutely shocked,” Fitzgerald told “The Story” anchor Martha MacCallum.
“I just couldn’t believe it. It’s just so polar opposite of the Brett Kavanaugh that I have known for over 35 years. I was confused, surprised, shocked and I still can’t believe it.”
Kane reported having the “very same” reaction to the allegations leveled by Christine Blasey Ford.
“I couldn’t believe that these allegations had come out when I had been at the hearing for a couple of days and we just watched woman after woman come forward praising Brett and his respect for women and his professionalism and his kindness towards them and then this, at the last minute, came out,” Kane said.
Both knew the Supreme Court nominee in high school and dated him during high school and college. Both said they didn’t think the characterization of Kavanaugh as “stumbling drunk” in Ford’s account was an accurate one.
“So there are going to be a lot of delicate questions,” MacCallum said. “And one of the questions is going to go to be whether or not he was someone who drank heavily in high school and could have potentially blacked out this entire experience. Maura Fitzgerald, is that — is that a possibility? “
“No. In all of the times, all the years that I have known Brett, even if we had a beer, he was always in complete control,” Fitzgerald said.
“And he was actually one of the guys that if we were at a social gathering, he’d be the guy to look out for other people. He was always in control.”
When asked the same questions by MacCullum, Kane concurred.
“Did you ever see him, you know, out-of-control drunk in a situation where he might not have remembered what he was doing?” MacCallum said.
“No, not at all,” Kane responded.
“We did drink beer in high school. Back then, the drinking age in Washington was 18 … I never saw him out-of-control drunk. He always retained his composure.”
As for what he was like as a boyfriend, both seemed to agree the description of him in Ford’s account didn’t match up with their experiences.
“He was nothing but kind and polite and respectful,” Fitzgerald said. “I dated him — I had known him since high school. I dated him briefly in college. And we have remained close friends ever since.”
“I cherish his friendship. He has just been such a stand-up guy, full of integrity,” Fitzgerald continued. “I admire him. He never exhibited to me or anyone else that I know with anything — treated no one with disrespect.”
And, as for a Politico story in which they were the only two of the 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in high school and signed a letter in his defense that were willing to go on record as standing behind their signature, both said that was fake news.
“That is actually not true,” Fitzgerald said. “I have seen a lot of that in the media. But of all the girls that I have been in touch with about the letter who have signed the letter, they stand by it. They have been just trying to avoid all the calls from the media but they do stand by the letter.”
“Everyone stands by the letter,” Kane added. “They are just not going out into the media and being so — we put it out there and everyone is supporting Brett. But following that, no one is retracting their support. They are just avoiding the media frenzy.”
Funny how you don’t see this being talked about on NBC.
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