If nothing else would convince those who have not swallowed the MSNBC tale that Brett Kavanaugh is a savvy rapist, the continued support of his friends who have no reason to defend him should. On Thursday evening, following hours of grueling testimony where Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey-Ford, dragged his name through the mud, and described truly despicable behavior, Mark Judge, a man who has known Kavanaugh since before the time of the alleged incident, voluntarily sent a letter of support to the Senate Judiciary Committee where he said without doubt that he had never seen his friend behave in the manner that Ford describes.
“I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes,” he wrote.
Judge directed the letter, “under penalty of felony,” to Chairman of the Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Diane Feinstein, through his attorney Barbara Van Gelder.
“I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved,” the letter said, and referred to his previous letter sent on Sept. 18….
Judge’s letter told the committee that he does not want to comment about the events publicly.
“As a recovering alcoholic and a cancer survivor, I have struggled with depression and anxiety,” his letter said. “As a result, I avoid public speaking.”
Van Gelder told The Washington Post on Wednesday that Judge needs to avoid the spotlight for his health.
“I told him to leave town. He is being hounded. He is a recovering alcoholic and is under unbelievable stress,” Judge’s attorney told the paper. “He needed for his own health to get out of this toxic environment and take care of himself.”
Judge also said in the letter that he and Kavanaugh were friends in high school but have not spoken directly in several years.
And yet, he is still willing to defend Kavanaugh’s honor.
That is a true friend, and it is a testament to how highly esteemed Kavanaugh is among those who have known him.
New #Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge letter – obtained by FOX – on why he didn’t want to testify as a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor, and says he never saw Judge Kavanaugh act in the manner Dr. Ford describes. pic.twitter.com/sLLqIDd7Fn
— Mike Emanuel (@MikeEmanuelFox) September 28, 2018