That’s it. It’s over. There’s no way Brett Kavanaugh can come back from this one. He’s not fit to serve as a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
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.
Thank GOD for the Washington Post’s dedication to investigative reporting. What kind of MANIAC puts himself in debt, just to purchase SPORTS TICKETS??? *whistles innocently* (OK, OK, I haven’t done that, but people do this all the time. You buy tickets, put ’em on a credit card, enjoy the game, think about it later. This isn’t weird. ‘MERICA.)
In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards and a loan. Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000.
So he was debt for a period of time…welcome to the world of millions of Americans.
Further on in the article, the Washington Posts acknowledges that Kavanaugh has no debt beyond his mortgage at this point. In other words, this is the KING of non-stories.
The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017, according to the filings, which do not require details on the nature or source of such payments. Shah told The Post that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for their share of the baseball tickets and that the judge has since stopped purchasing the season tickets.
“He did not carry that kind of debt year over year,” Shah said.
Kavanaugh’s most recent financial disclosure forms reveal reportable assets between $15,000 and $65,000, which would put him at the bottom of the financial ranking of justices, most of whom list well over $1 million in assets. The value of residences is not subject to disclosure, and Shah added that Kavanaugh has a government retirement account worth nearly half a million dollars that also was not required to be disclosed.
Despite the fact that we know he paid off his debt, the WaPo’s story did its job. Low-fos like Shannon Watts skimmed the headline and freaked.
“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
A.) The article states “At this time the Kavanaughs have no debt beyond their home mortgage.”
B.) Paying off debt is responsible as it gets.
C.) Americans love sports. This remark shows how completely disconnect you are from the common man.
For real though– “Oh baseball tickets… SUSPICIOUS!”
How disconnected could you be?
It’s just funny. The Washington Post is actually making Kavanaugh seem MORE relatable and MORE likable.
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
Does keg stands and loves baseball. Y’all are making this dude seem awesome. https://t.co/PzBMfZYB8d
— Nathan 🏴 (@waitstaph) July 11, 2018
— SFK (@stephenkruiser) July 11, 2018
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) 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
…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
Dude likes baseball and beer. Really breaking out the oppo big guns, Democrats. https://t.co/XKgCazRnNy
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) July 11, 2018
Keep digging, WaPo. I’m sure you’ll come up with SOMETHING. Someday. Maybe. Probably not.