Cardinals President Michael Bidwill Writes Letter Supporting Brett Kavanaugh

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 10, 2018

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 01:  Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill  before the start of the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 1, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill helped craft a letter in support of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site spoke with Bidwill about the letter:

"The purpose of the letter is to talk about Brett as a person. We have known him and known what a brilliant mind he has. He's eminently qualified. I think now that he's been selected by the President, he will go through a thorough vetting process and as they go through that process they will learn about the great person we know. He is a man of high character, high intelligence, excellence and independence. We want to speak up and show our support as former classmates and long-time friends."

Bidwill and Kavanaugh were classmates at Georgetown Prep outside Washington, D.C. ESPN's Adam Schefter uploaded the full letter from Kavanaugh's fellow Georgetown Prep alumni, which also included the signature of New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman:

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was a HS classmate of Cardinals’ owner Michael Bidwill at Georgetown Prep, class of '83. Bidwill organized their classmates for a letter of support that will be sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The letter: https://t.co/3m6gmXAN4J

Bidwill spoke directly to his relationship with Kavanaugh, saying they have been friends for 37 years and that Kavanaugh has a "sharp mind" and is a "brilliant jurist."

Denver Broncos GM John Elway caused a bit of controversy when he wrote a letter supporting Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court in March 2017. Elway's letter appeared to come from the Broncos' official letterhead, but the team later clarified that wasn't the case.

Schefter noted Gorsuch is also an alumnus of Georgetown Prep, having graduated two years after Kavanaugh and Bidwill.

Kavanaugh still faces a confirmation hearing in front of the United States Senate before he can be formally appointed to the Supreme Court.


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