Two Former Yale Classmates Withdraw Their Support For Kavanaugh

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Michael Proctor and Mark Osler revoked their endorsement of Brett Kavanaugh due to his partisan statements last week.

Following Brett Kavanaugh’s performance last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, two of the Supreme Court nominee’s former classmates withdrew their endorsements, according to The Hill.

> Michael Proctor and Mark Osler wrote in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) that they can no longer support Kavanaugh's confirmation because of the "nature" of his testimonty in front of the committee last week while addressing accusations of sexual misconduct.


> “In our view that testimony was partisan, and not judicious, and inconsistent with what we expect from a Justice of the Supreme Court, particularly dealing with a co-equal branch of government," they wrote.


> They added that their decision to withdraw their support was not based on the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford, who has said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school.

A total of 27 of Kavanaugh’s former classmates had written a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in August in support of the nominee, including Proctor and Osler, saying they "firmly believe that Judge Kavanaugh would make decisions thoughtfully, honestly and impartially."

> But Proctor and Osler wrote in their new letter that they “fear that partisanship has injected itself into Judge Kavanaugh’s candidacy.”

> Kavanaugh during his testimony Thursday accused Democrats of undermining him with "a calculated and orchestrated political hit" that was part of a revenge plot "on behalf of the Clintons."