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Washington Post’s BOMBSHELL: Kavanaugh Had Credit Card Debt … And Paid It Off

Hang up your hats, Kavanaugh fans. Prepare yourselves for an epic Borking in the Senate.

Thanks to some class-A truth-seeking at The Washington Post, the unsuspecting public now knows the great scandal that President Trump has heaped upon them with his SCOTUS pick: Judge Kavanaugh once had credit card debt. But wait, there’s more (and this is truly egregious), he then had the audacity to pay it off.

After diving into judge Kavanaugh’s finances for 2016, WaPo discovered that the SCOTUS nominee had anywhere between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt, which he then paid off the following year.

The debt reportedly stemmed from three credit cards and a Thrift Savings Plan Loan, a significant portion of which came from Washington Nationals baseball season tickets he had purchased for a “handful” of friends along with his family. Another significant portion came from housing expenses, according to White House spokesman Raj Shah. By 2017, Kavanaugh paid most of it off:

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.

As if to further imply that something nefarious had taken place, The Post noted that “Shah did not provide the names of the friends” for whom Kavanaugh had purchased tickets.

The report then explores judge Kavanaugh’s net worth and financial assets, which clock somewhere in the neighborhood between $15,000 and $65,000. Shah also confirmed the judge has a retirement account “worth nearly half a million dollars.” For his home, which he and his wife purchased for close to a million dollars, Kavanaugh owes $865,000.

This puts Kavanaugh on track to earning the title of poorest justice on the Supreme Court if confirmed.

Unlike Kavanaugh’s potential colleagues, much of his career has been spent in the public sector, where he has earned the majority of his income.

The Post concludes its article noting that the Kavanaughs send their two daughters to Catholic school, which costs $10,025 per child. Exactly what any of this has to with Kavanaugh’s judicial responsibility was lost on many readers:

 

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8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Juani Kelly

    July 12, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    What a ridiculous waste of words, ink and newspaper space for the Washington Post!

    • Phyllis White

      July 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      I agree with Juani!

  2. MARGARETM ERBEN

    July 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    WELL SAID AND TRUE JUANI!!!

  3. Kris

    July 12, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    And he once at a bologna sandwich! Scandalous!

    • Kris

      July 12, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      oops! meant to say once “ate” lol

  4. Bill

    July 12, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    He must have taken Financial Peace University to get out of debt! That is a lot of money. Either way, I agree with Juani that this was a waste of time.

    If this is all they could find on potential SCOTUS, they are in for a long ride.

  5. drumlina

    July 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    Dude, I think I had something similar (smaller scale) last year. Where’s MY story??

  6. paulette barrow

    July 13, 2018 at 3:18 am

    UNBELIEVABLE,HMMMM IM GUESSING HE HAD DEBT LIKE EVERY OTHER AMERICAN,OH WAIT EXCEPT FOR THOSE IN CONGRESS WHO RIP OFF THE TAX PAYERS LIKE OBAMA,MAXINE WATERS,CLINTON ECT

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