Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s former Yale roommate James Roche says that he believes Debbie Ramirez, a Yale student who claims Kavanaugh exposed his penis to her.
Roche told KGO-TV about being Kavanaugh’s roommate his freshman year:
I concluded that although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and that he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.
I did not observe the specific incident in question, but I do remember Brett frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk.
Roche also recalled Ramirez:
She stood out as being exceptionally honest, with a trusting manner. As we got to know one another, I discovered that Debbie was very worried about fitting in.
She felt that everyone at Yale was very rich, very smart and very sophisticated and that as a Puerto Rican woman from a less privileged background she was an outsider. Her response was to try hard to make friends and get along.
I do not consider myself to be a political person and I have no political agenda.
I have shared this information with a small number of reporters who reached out to me directly because Debbie has a right to be heard and I believe her.
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