With all the other hubbub surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, you may have forgotten about the report that recently surfaced that the judge was involved in a bar fight in Connecticut in 1985. But, it's definitely a story you should know about, if for no other reason than that it's completely ridiculous.
Chad Ludington, a former classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University, told The New York Times that Kavanaugh and his friends got into an altercation with a man who resembled Ali Campbell, the lead singer of band UB40.
The group of men proceeded to make the gentleman so uncomfortable that he asked them to leave him alone. In response, Kavanaugh "threw his beer at the guy," and swore, inciting a brawl.
"I don't know what Brett was doing in the melee, but there was blood, there was glass, there was beer and there was some shouting, and the police showed up," said Ludington.
Kavanaugh was not arrested, but was questioned by the police, and a 21-year-old man accused Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him.
Following the report in the Times, UB40 began trending on Twitter, as did 'Red Red Wine,' their famous 1983 cover of Neil Diamond's song of the same name.
And, to no one's surprised, 'Red Red Wine' is now a meme.
I will pay one million dollars for any footage of Kavanaugh singing and/or karaoke-ing “Red Red Wine”— John Hodgman (@John Hodgman)1538445064.0
@hodgman Doesn't "Red, Red Whine" describe his testimony last week perfectly?— Christian Allgood (@Christian Allgood)1538481814.0
Red Red Whine https://t.co/Gi0duoOwEa— CSGV (@CSGV)1538444315.0
The meme has been especially successful playing on Kavanaugh's self-professed fanaticism for beer.
RED RED WINE?!?!?! NO!!!!!! I LIKE BEER!!!!!! https://t.co/LXTdksKvw6— Billy Corben (@Billy Corben)1538449718.0
@hodgman (But, but Kavanaugh LIKES beer!) “Miss my beee-eeee-eeeer.” “It makes me teee-eeee-eeeaar,” “When I appee… https://t.co/0eG3LHuSsp— Chris Cat Fisher (@Chris Cat Fisher)1538450215.0
@hodgman HE LIKES BEER!!!— Claudia deLunaCastro (@Claudia deLunaCastro)1538448522.0
I LIKE RED RED WINE. DO YOU LIKE RED RED WINE, SENATOR? https://t.co/2ilhhBPJjL— Dan Pfeiffer (@Dan Pfeiffer)1538435849.0
@christinawilkie @TeckieGirl “I LIKE RED, RED WINE!” https://t.co/kvExYTpZsG— Convolver 🗯 (@Convolver 🗯)1538453425.0
The pun would be really funny if the current situation in the U.S. were not so dire.
@ColeDH21 He was just mad that everyone was drinking red red wine instead of his beloved beer!— Ander Commander (@Ander Commander)1538453660.0
UB40: 🎶Red, red wine…🎶 Brett Kavanaugh: I LIKE BEER! https://t.co/p6Q5mMxVwQ— Pièce de Résistance (@Pièce de Résistance)1538451446.0
Kavanaugh wanted to punch the lead singer the the band that sings “Red Red Wine”. His loyalty to beer knows no bounds.— FreddyG (@FreddyG)1538453284.0
However, it serves as a reminder of who Brett Kavanaugh truly is, and the risk we take by allowing him onto the Supreme Court.
Kavanaugh: I like beer. Investigator: But do you like (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) red red wine?— Seth Masket (@Seth Masket)1538437910.0
When you go to a UB40 concert and they don’t play Red Red Wine https://t.co/swbmjpvjcx— Brian Gaar (@Brian Gaar)1538441571.0
Someone please post a a cover in which the words “Red, red wine” are replaced with “I like beer.”— Beau Willimon (@Beau Willimon)1538445067.0
The FBI investigation into Kavanaugh is open, and the vote has been delayed. However, it remains to be seen what can be uncovered. We can only hope the nomination will be rescinded.