One of the women who knew Brett Kavanaugh best in high school is now speaking out about the man she knows, claiming that there was no way he could have sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford — or anyone else, for that matter.
Meghan McCaleb is one of the women who knew the Supreme Court nominee during his time at Georgetown Prep who organized a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa backing the character of Kavanaugh. She says her sister dated the nominee while the two were in high school and she’s been a close friend of him ever since.
“Those of us who know Brett best, now and in high school, know that he is a man of honor, integrity, and compassion. He has always been a good person and is a true friend,” McCaleb said during a press conference at the JW Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., according to LifeSite News.
“The Brett Kavanaugh I know was there when one of my closest friends lost her husband to (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and he invited my friend’s daughter to the father-daughter dance that first year, and every year since,” she told the assemblage.
“The Brett Kavanaugh I know was days away from his confirmation hearing when my father passed away.”
Instead of focusing on his preparation, Kavanaugh skipped prep to attend the funeral and then “prepared all afternoon for his hearing, and then asked if he could stop by my house that night to chat with my mom and my family.”
In an appearance Monday night on CNN, McCaleb was even more steadfast.
When asked by host Jim Sciutto whether she, “as a woman,” would “dismiss” Ford’s account, McCaleb said that she believed something terrible must have happened to Ford, but that Kavanaugh wouldn’t be involved.
“I think she must have had some sort of a horrible situation,” McCaleb said. “But I do not feel that she’s accurate, that it could have been Brett Kavanaugh.
“I’ve been friends with him for years and I was one of the people who gathered women together to sign a letter that Sen. Grassley released, and 65 women from area high schools, that went to high school at the same time that he did all said he was always a gentleman, always respected women, and nothing like that has ever happened.”
“So I don’t — I can’t explain why she would say that,” McCaleb said.
In terms of Kavanaugh’s drinking during that period, which has become an issue, McCaleb said that he was “never, ever was out of control, ever.”
“I always felt that he was one of the more mature ones of that whole group of friends,” she said.
Now, this isn’t exactly definitive proof that this situation didn’t occur. However, since we’re now at the stage where we’re taking inventory of Kavanaugh’s personality and using it to judge whether or not Ford’s account were true, here’s a hypothetical question: If you found out a high school friend was accused of attempted gang rape and had the slightest doubt that he was involved, what would you do?
You most likely wouldn’t be going on CNN giving paeans to his character or holding press conferences proclaiming their innocence, and you probably wouldn’t look composed when doing so.
This is a case that isn’t even based on circumstantial evidence, inasmuch as the woman who claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her can’t remember the exact circumstances. It’s based on personal accounts and examinations of character.
In that department, we should take accounts like McCaleb’s very seriously. It shows that a lot of the narrative the media is pushing about Kavanaugh — that he was a heavy-drinking sexual predator — isn’t accurate whatsoever.
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