CNN’s Alisyn Camerota says the fate of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court nomination should in some way be tied to a 1985 ice-throwing incident after a UB40 concert.
Sometime after a young Brett Kavanaugh heard the hit song “Red Red Wine” in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1985, he was tangentially involved in a bar fight. That moment, reported Monday by The New York Times, convinced the “New Day” host that he may be prone to attempted rape after consuming alcohol.
“I think it’s part and parcel of the entire thing,” Ms. Camerota said Tuesday of uncorroborated claims that the Yale graduate attempted to rape Christine Blasey Ford while the two were teenagers in the summer of 1982. “I think that if you are known as a belligerent, mean, fighting drunk, that’s relevant. I think that it’s relevant to then a woman who says that you would corner her and put your hand over her mouth. Somehow that, I think, makes more sense than if you were just a fun drunk who always fell right asleep. So I think that it is relevant.”
Her comments came in response to co-anchor John Berman, who said that throwing ice during a barroom scuffle is seemingly “a distraction from the larger questions of sexual assault that were raised.”
The incident occurred at an establishment called Demery’s.
Local police briefly questioned Judge Kavanaugh, then a college basketball player, regarding the actions of teammate Chris Dudley.
“There is no indication [in a local police report] that charges were filed” against Mr. Dudley, the newspaper reported.