Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill remains a backer of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the allegations of sexual misconduct that have been voiced publicly by three women.
Bidwill was among the more than 60 people who knew Kavanaugh in high school who called the allegations made by Julie Swetnick on Wednesday “reprehensible” and vouched for the “honor, integrity and compassion” of Kavanaugh.
“In the extensive amount of time we collectively spent with Brett, we do not recall having ever met someone named Julie Swetnick,” said a letter of support released by the White House on Wednesday. “Nor did we ever observe Brett engaging in any conduct resembling that described in Ms. Swetnick’s declaration.”
Swetnick said in a statement that Kavanaugh would drink heavily and witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and classmate Mark Judge to get teenage girls “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.”
Swetnick joins Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, who earlier publicly alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh.
Bidwill, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Georgetown Prep in suburban Washington in the early 1980s, was among dozens from the school to voice support of Kavanaugh in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July.
New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman’s name, which also appeared in the July letter, was not among the signees of Wednesday’s letter.
Messages left with the Arizona Cardinals and New York Yankees by USA TODAY Sports were not returned Wednesday.
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