The Associated Press wrote a very newsworthy profile of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday that said he was “more interested” in basketball in college than in political debates.
“As a student at Yale in the 1980s, Brett Kavanaugh stayed out of debates on a campus that was doing through many of them,” an AP tweet attached to the article reads. “Friends and acquaintances say he seemed more interested in basketball.”
As a student at Yale in the 1980s, Brett Kavanaugh stayed out of debates on a campus that was going through many of them. Friends and acquaintances say he seemed more interested in basketball. https://t.co/46v951YsKc
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) August 28, 2018
The article noted that Kavanaugh’s classmates were “protesting South Africa’s apartheid system, rallying for gay rights and backing dining hall workers in a labor dispute,” suggesting that Kavanaugh was not politically involved enough on campus.
Twitter users mocked AP for the article and accused the outlet of trying to embroil Kavanaugh in another non-scandal.
What a monster
— Matt Palumbo (@MattPalumbo12) August 28, 2018
Oh. The. Humanity.
— Spencer Jefferies (@SpencerJJeff) August 28, 2018
Did he color outside the lines in Kindergarten? This is the kind of compelling information we are waiting to find out.
— NoIncomeTax (@NoIncomeTax) August 28, 2018
How is this newsworthy?
— Monica Anthony (@meanthony1) August 29, 2018
Perhaps the snarkiest response came from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who joked that the AP article will finally prove that Kavanaugh is unfit for the Supreme Court.
They’ve got him.
There’s no way Kavanaugh will overcome the revelation that he..
*no glasses there*
*affixes back-up monocle*
liked sports more than politically charged debates in college.. https://t.co/SkVggSqa7e
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) August 29, 2018