Brett Kavanaugh’s college roommate gave a confusing account of the Supreme Court nominee’s “belligerent and aggressive” behavior when drunk over three decades ago.
Jamie Roche told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he never saw Kavanaugh “behave aggressively toward women,” but also said he completely believes Deborah Ramirez, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party when they were in college.
“You say also that he, and I’m quoting you, ‘became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk.’ Do you have any specific examples? I’m not asking for dates but just anything you remember, how do you mean belligerent and aggressive?” Cooper asked Wednesday on “Anderson Cooper 360.”
“I want to provide a specific example and I really can’t and I should be honest about that,” Roche replied.
“When I say belligerent, I mean belligerent in demeanor. Yelling loudly. People tell him to be quiet, tell him to shut up,” he added. “I didn’t see him personally ever hit anybody or ever behave aggressively toward women. When I say aggressive, I’m speaking more in courage than in expression.”
“When I first heard about this, I did call friends that I knew that knew both of us and spent time with Brett, both freshman year and then after, and I did hear stories about times when he was physically violent,” Roche continued. “Destructive. Those are not on the record. They’re not my stories to tell, but they made me feel like my memories of Brett were accurate.”
Roche also told Cooper that he felt Kavanaugh lied during his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“When Brett started saying things about his drinking and his use of certain words, sexually oriented words, I knew he was lying because he was my roommate,” Roche said.
He backed the claims made by Ramirez and believes there is “zero chance that she is making up this story.”
And while the FBI reportedly reached out to Ramirez during their investigation, Roche claimed no one has attempted to speak with him.
“I’ve never been contacted about Brett by the FBI ever,” he told Cooper.
Roche’s not-so-earth-shattering insights, more proof of the left’s smear campaign against Kavanaugh, were shredded on Twitter where he was called out as just someone with an axe to grind.
This joker cant even provide a specific example. No tales of aggressive behavior or sexually aggressive actions. Heard stories but still no specifics. This is just fake @cnn doubling down on their false narratives.
— RealEstateDealJunky (@DvlprExtrodinar) October 4, 2018
Why only a roommate for 2 months? Every college semester I have heard is 4 mos in the dorm. Did he get kicked out by all the roommates in the room for being a jerk? Seems to hold a grudge. Incredible a world class journalist, as Anderson thinks himself, didn’t ask.
— David Brown (@dbrownoregon) October 4, 2018
Yet he managed to get good grades and graduate. What a joke this roomate is!
— 😳OMG😳 (@jodyph1) October 4, 2018
Why would he be contacted by the FBI? Do you think you had a Breaking News Exclusive Story. Sorry, but this story about Judge K drinking was told by Judge K first. What did you learn new Anderson?
— BLACK BEAUTY (@Blakafromerican) October 4, 2018
If you think this guy is credible either your an idiot or you did not watch entire interview #KavanaughRoomMate Lied on nat’l TV, he contradicted his own story, hence why the entire interview is not available online
— hopey @ hodo61 (@hodo61) October 4, 2018
Jamie Roche is the roommate who got kicked out of his dorm room by Kavanaugh’s other room mate.
The senate already knows about this when Kavanaugh told them about it under redacted form.
— Francien Verhoeven (@liuhath) October 4, 2018
An ex-roommate with an axe to grind. Yeah there’s a “reliable” witness. Desperate much #FakeNewsCNN?
— Kristy Hollobaugh (@OutdoorLady5) October 4, 2018
I have a friend who has a friend that told me was violent at times… hmmm …. a bit of desperation.
— Victor Pizarro (@Colombianeando) October 4, 2018
So he can say whatever he wants and not be held accountable? 15 mins of fame
— Calvin chapman (@Calvinchapman10) October 4, 2018
What makes Jamie Roche more credible than Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh said during testimony that there were notes he submitted on Roche and their adversarial relationship. At the end of the day a college student drank in college- oh my.
— Politics101 (@NBfromLB) October 4, 2018
We all did stupid things in college including drinking too much that we wouldn’t do 5 years later – it is called growing up. Only a complete a-hole would make a publicly announcement about a classmate 35+ years. #ConfirmBrettKavanaughNow Jamie Roche
— 1=1– (@abcd123_abcd123) October 4, 2018
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