"Not only did I know he wasn't telling the truth, I knew that he knew he wasn't telling the truth", Roche told Anderson Cooper.
On Sept. 27, Kavanaugh testified to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, after California professor Christine Blasey Ford said that he sexually assaulted her at a party when they were teenagers in the early 1980s.
I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions, ' Roche wrote, without elaborating on how he claims Kavanaugh used the phrases. "It wasn't drunk to the point of having trouble getting up every month or two, it was frequently".
Roche also said he believes Deborah Ramirez, who has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party when they were students at Yale University. Her lawyer supplied a list of 20 others who he says can corroborate portions of her story or that they heard it at the time, but none are said to be eyewitnesses to the incident and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has declined to interview them.
Regarding the FBI's investigation into Kavanaugh, Coons admitted that the Democrats essentially have found nothing to corroborate the claims made by Christine Blasey Ford.
It appears he will not be given the opportunity, however. The FBI has been conducting a supplemental background investigation into the nominee after Kavanaugh and Ford testified before the Judiciary Committee. "We were in a room together, our beds were 10 feet apart for a couple of months". Ford says Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school.
Either Judge Kavanaugh's inability to acknowledge the possibility of becoming unconscious at times during excessive drinking, or his refusal to accept that he may have been intoxicated while in the room with Dr. Ford, should disqualify him from a position on the Supreme Court.
The Senate is moving ahead with Kavanaugh's confirmation and a vote is expected to be held Saturday.
However, Roche explained that he chose to speak because "Debbie needed someone to help her be heard".
But Roche wrote that Kavanaugh lied under oath.
In the Slate op-ed, Roche notes he was raised in a Republican family - his mother was a Republican state representative in CT and "my father owns a MAGA hat".
"In Brett's cases, if he is innocent, he should be cleared", Roche writes in the Slate op-ed. Drinking too much, while "terrible" and "dangerous", was common in college, he said.
"I think this will be a very close vote".
'No. Like - like most people in college, I went to parties and had beers, but that's - that's not an accurate description in my view, ' Kavnaugh said of Roche's claim, according to a transcript of the interview.
"In fact, none of us condemned Brett for his frequent drunkenness", they wrote.