Two women who dated Judge Brett Kavanaugh — one in high school, the other in college — appeared on Fox News Monday night where they shared their experiences about Kavanaugh.
"So, as promised, joining me now exclusively are two of the 65 women who signed a letter vouching for Judge Kavanaugh's character," Fox News' Martha MacCallum began. "Maura Fitzgerald, a good friend, dated Kavanaugh for a while in high school and Maura Kane who has known him since high school. They dated in college and remain friends."
"I was absolutely shocked," Fitzgerald said in response to the allegations. "I just couldn't believe it. It's just so polar opposite of the Brett Kavanaugh that I have known for over 35 years. I was confused, surprised, shocked and I still can't believe it."
Kane said she had the "very same" reaction of shock to the allegations against Kavanaugh, saying, "I couldn't believe that these allegations had come out when I had been at the hearing for a couple of days and we just watched woman after woman come forward praising Brett and his respect for women and his professionalism and his kindness towards them and then this at the last minute came out."
"So there are going to be a lot of delicate questions," MacCallum continued. "And one of the questions is going to go to whether or not he was someone who drank heavily in high school and could have potentially blacked out this entire experience. Maura Fitzgerald, is that — is that a possibility? "
"No. In all of the times, all the years that I have known Brett, even if we had a beer, he was always in complete control," Fitzgerald responded. "And he was actually one of the guys that if we were at a social gathering, he’d be the guy to look out for other people. He was always in control."
"Did you ever see him, you know, out of control drunk in a situation where he might not have remembered what he was doing?" MacCallum asked Kane.
"No, not at all," Kane answered. "We did drink beer in high school. Back then, the drinking age in Washington was 18 ... I never saw him out of control drunk. He always retained his composure."
MacCallum then asked Fitzgerald: "Was [Kavanaugh] ever physically aggressive to you? What was he like as a boyfriend?
"He was nothing but kind and polite and respectful," Fitzgerald responded. "I dated him — I had known him since high school. I dated him briefly in college. And we have remained close friends ever since."
"I cherish his friendship. He has just been such a stand-up guy, full of integrity," Fitzgerald continued. "I admire him. He never exhibited to me or anyone else that I know with anything — treated no one with disrespect."
Both Fitzgerald and Kane said that they had never heard of the party where Kavanaugh's accuser claimed the alleged incident happened.
Both women also addressed accusations from the media that they were the only two women out of the 65 women who signed a letter supporting Kavanaugh who were still supporting him.
"That is actually not true," Fitzgerald said. "I have seen a lot of that in the media. But of all the girls that I have been in touch with about the letter who have signed the letter, they stand by it. They have been just trying to avoid all the calls from the media but they do stand by the letter."
"Everyone stands by the letter," Kane said. "They are just not going out into the media and being so — we put it out there and everyone is supporting Brett. But following that, no one is retracting their support. They are just avoiding the media frenzy."