Kavanaugh’s unearthed ‘beach week’ letter confirms Twitter’s worst suspicions

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A letter from a high-school aged Judge Brett Kavanaugh has surfaced, detailing plans for Beach Week celebrations, according to the New York Times.

Written on what looks to be college-ruled loose leaf paper, the letter discusses the lease for the Ocean City, Maryland condominium Kavanaugh and his high school crew had rented for the post-graduation week of partying.

The letter starts out listing the loose ends that need tying before the festivities; the remaining money owed on the rental, details for securing the lease, even a reminder that the revelers must bring their own sheets and towels.

Then comes the good stuff.

“I think we are unanimous that any girls we can get to stay there are welcomed with open…Anyway,” an ellipsis leaving what exactly is “open” up to the imagination.

“The danger of eviction is great,” young Kavanaugh reminded his friends, “and that would suck because of the money and because this week has great potential. (Interpret as wish).”

Beach Week, or Senior Week, is a longstanding tradition for East Coast high school and college students. Recent high school and college graduates head to the coast for a week of partying, often involving illegal behavior like underage drinking and drug use, or even worse.

The postscript of the letter says that someone in the group should “warn the neighbors that we’re loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us. Advise them to go about 30 miles…”

The final part of the letter goes against what Kavanaugh has said about his drinking and the effect it had on his body. During last Thursday’s hearings, Kavanaugh said that he sometimes threw up due to having a weak stomach.

Predictably, Twitter users ran with news of the letter’s release.

https://twitter.com/lilPettyCrocker/status/1047481401635983367

The letter is even signed “Bart,” Kavanaugh’s nickname, and the name his friend Mark Judge used for his friend and drinking buddy in his memoir. In his testimony, Kavanaugh denied he was the “Bart” in question.

Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes

Ellen Ioanes is the FOIA reporter at the Daily Dot, where she covers U.S. politics. She is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, and her work has appeared in the Guardian, the Center for Public Integrity, HuffPost India, and more.