NYT Scoop: Brett Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep Class Had 35th Reunion This Weekend—And They Drank Beer

By Staff | October 29, 2018 | 10:09am EDT
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D.-Calif.) and then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh (Screen Capture)

The New York Times scored another huge scoop on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend: His Georgetown Prep class had its 35th reunion celebration and some of Kavanaugh’s classmates—although apparently not Kavanaugh himself—drank beer at the event.

The Times also somehow managed to get a recording of Georgetown Prep’s president speaking to the alumni gathering—although not one of Kavanaugh’s classmates would return calls from the Times.

The reunion took place on the same weekend as Georgetown Prep’s homecoming football game, which Kavanaugh attended.

“At one point during the football game, Justice Kavanaugh prepared to pose for a picture with former classmates,” the Times breathlessly reported. “First, though, he instructed everyone to put down their beers, according to a person who witnessed the exchange. (Justice Kavanaugh didn't appear to be drinking.)”

Here is a key excerpt from the Times’ investigative report on the Georgetown Prep reunion, which indicates that multiple Georgetown Prep alumni were in fact drinking alcoholic beverages at the event:

“After the Hoyas' victory, scores of classmates, spouses and friends from the era gathered for a night of drinking and reminiscing at the nearby Pinstripes bistro and bowling venue.

“Justice Kavanaugh skipped the evening event -- but his presence loomed large. Addressing the crowd, Georgetown Prep's recently appointed president, the Rev. James R. Van Dyke, noted how the firestorm around the nomination had united the Class of 1983 and the entire school.

“‘You guys, the Class of 1983, are in some ways my first class,’ said Father Van Dyke, according to a recording obtained by The New York Times, noting how ''we've been all thrown into the mix together.'' He added that ''I have heard so many of your names.’ …

"Father Van Dyke lauded 'the loyalty that you have had to each other, the way that you have looked after each other, and not just in the big stories but also a lot of small stories.’...

“By 10:30 p.m., as the restaurant prepared for last call, the event's organizers ordered a final round of drinks.”

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