We’re not exactly sure what to call this: The Washington Post ran the piece under its “Investigations” heading, but it’s information gleaned from financial disclosures and information provided by the White House, so it’s not like it’s some big secret being uncovered.
Oh, the big secret? Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh used his credit cards to buy thousands of dollars of baseball tickets for himself and a handful of friends.
Supreme Court nominee incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt by purchasing baseball tickets, White House says https://t.co/0Q2fUaIzhg
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 11, 2018
Kavanaugh is going down. https://t.co/whrPrWLd7q
— Jeff B. (@EsotericCD) July 11, 2018
Yep, no doubt about it. Not when this story blows wide open:
Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information provided by the White House.
White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a “handful” of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements.
Moms Demand founder Shannon Watts thinks the whole thing sounds “off”:
“In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 to $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards and a personal loan.”
A) Public servants shouldn't hold that much debt
B) This is not responsible behavior, regardless of who you are
C) Really? Baseball tickets? Sounds off https://t.co/7zFEAfKWEa
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 11, 2018
Public servants who claim to be socialists also shouldn’t own three homes, but what are you gonna do? We’ll certainly take Watts’ words under advisement while we scan through some other takes:
Dude likes baseball and beer. Really breaking out the oppo big guns, Democrats. https://t.co/XKgCazRnNy
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) July 11, 2018
Paragraph 7: "The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017…Shah told The Post that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for their share of the baseball tickets" https://t.co/B6QiZHK2ae
— Supreme Court Justice Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) July 11, 2018
…which he split with his friends and for which he was reimbursed. Maybe he wanted the points? https://t.co/kdHYQgV62U
— Andrew Heining (@andrewjh) July 11, 2018
Yeah but he probably has a ton of nats bucks https://t.co/g7fIu9E7mP
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) July 11, 2018
A man who would go into debt to watch the Nats play lacks the judgment to sit on the Supreme Court https://t.co/VmKnEEb1py
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 11, 2018
So the worst you can say about Kavanaugh, apparently, is that he’s willing to invest in a baseball team guaranteed to disappoint every year, one way or the other. => https://t.co/1LRVEt7bU6
— David M. Drucker (@DavidMDrucker) July 11, 2018
Nationals season ticket holding is pretty swampy. https://t.co/lG4XqT2WHm
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) July 11, 2018
Seat this man on the bench today! He’s #Catholic and a #BaseBall fan. One point off for following the #Nats but that can be overlooked. https://t.co/LphSIJu8vw
— Red Tail Chief (@ThePaulBurgess) July 11, 2018
OMG-AN AMERICAN LIKES BASEBALL. The Left doesn't know how sad they are. LOL #resist. https://t.co/r59tIMOxmX
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) July 11, 2018
Hear that libs, he’s a baseball fan, the horror. https://t.co/y2Ai1JWXof
— El Nube Negro (@pross79) July 11, 2018
I'm OK with this. He paid it off. It's baseball. #shrugs https://t.co/PmblC9IZOq
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) July 11, 2018
#Hilarious. #ScotusPick Kavanaugh broke the bank on baseball tickets and paying for his kids to go to private school on a public employee salary?
Is the #FakeNews WaPo trying to make me love this guy from the outset? https://t.co/9p9yXCVR5Z
— Atty Headroom (@maxheadroomesq) July 11, 2018
BREAKING: Judge Kavanaugh can identify with tens of millions of Americans struggling with debt. Whoopty doo. https://t.co/VjKXOcFbbe
— JT (@jaytrenary) July 11, 2018
This is weak sauce. About as weak as the "Rubio just paid off his student loans and owns a yacht that's really just a regular motor boat" crap from the election. Get a new playbook, you're boring the hell out of me. https://t.co/7wIBkkPl0I
— LuluVol (@LuluVol) July 11, 2018
Yeah, remember when The New York Times called out Sen. Marco Rubio for buying a “luxury speedboat” (actually a fishing boat) — an “extravagant purchase” they called it. Good times.
Honestly, I get it… https://t.co/reR3DmlWsZ
— angels fan police (@CANTSCORERUNS) July 11, 2018
Kind of feel a natural kinship with the dude, now. https://t.co/hCdnhJbueG
— Adam (@EvilOmarVizquel) July 11, 2018
Does keg stands and loves baseball. Y’all are making this dude seem awesome. https://t.co/PzBMfZYB8d
— Nathan ??????? (@waitstaph) July 11, 2018
Yeah, the investigation into Kavanaugh just takes us further and further down the rabbit hole:
In Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep yearbook, he listed himself as the treasurer of the “Keg City Club — 100 Kegs or Bust” and included references to the “Beach Week Ralph Club” and “Rehoboth Police Fan Club.” https://t.co/SS1J9CIeW6
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) July 11, 2018
THIS is awkward, eh, NYT? Politico tracks down Rubio's 'luxury speedboat [photo] http://t.co/zKDkbGOPOk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 9, 2015
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