Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been caught lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about using “no connections” to get into Yale Law School after attending Yale as an undergrad, reports The Intercept.
“Senator, you were asking about college. I got into Yale Law School. That’s the number-one law school in the country. I had no connections there,” Kavanaugh claimed under oath on Thursday. “I got there by busting my tail in college.”
He added, “Senator, I was at the top of my class academically, busted my butt in school. Captain of the varsity basketball team. Got in Yale College.”
“When I got into Yale College, got into Yale Law School. Worked my tail off,” Kavanaugh claimed.
In fact, he was a legacy: His grandfather, Everett Edward Kavanaugh, also went to Yale for undergrad, as a yearbook page from 1928 shows:
Kavanaugh even lied about his connections to Yale: “I have no connections there. I got there by busting my tail.”
— Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) September 29, 2018