- US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly racked up tens of thousands of dollars in credit card bills for season tickets to Washington Nationals games for himself and a “handful” of friends.
- Kavanaugh’s friends eventually reimbursed him. Kavanaugh has reportedly stopped buying season tickets.
- Kavanaugh’s financial disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $US60,000 to $US200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a US government loan, some of which was spent on home improvements.
- By 2017, his credit card debt was paid off, or did not meet the threshold of being reported on his disclosures.
US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reportedly racked up a tens of thousands of dollars in credit card bills, some of which were due to his spending on Washington Nationals season tickets for himself and a “handful” of friends, according to financial disclosures and the White House.
Kavanaugh, an avid Nationals fan, purchased the tickets for an undisclosed number of friends, White House spokesman Raj Shah told the The Washington Post. Judges are required by law to submit financial disclosures.
Kavanaugh’s friends eventually reimbursed him for their baseball tickets and Kavanaugh has reportedly stopped buying season tickets.
In 2006, he reported a debt of $US60,000 to $US200,000 from three credit cards and a loan. By 2017, the debts were paid off or did not meet the required threshold for reporting.
Kavanaugh’s disclosure shows that in 2016, he reported $US60,000 to $US200,000 of debt from three credit cards and a US government loan, some of which was spent for home improvements, according to Shah.
Kavanaugh’s finances reflect his years as an attorney in the public sector. His financial disclosures reveal that his assets are worth between $US15,000 to $US65,000, placing him at the lowest amongst Supreme Court Justices in terms of net worth – or about 10 times less than Justice Clarence Thomas, who currently holds the title.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, the Supreme Court’s latest addition to the bench, reported $US3.6 million and $US10.5 million in assets on his latest financial disclosure.
“Judge Kavanaugh is a brilliant jurist who has dedicated his life to public service,” Shah said, according to The Post.
Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures are not all-inclusive and could be significantly lower than the actual value of his combined assets. In some cases private residences and retirement accounts do not need to be disclosed. According to Shah, Kavanaugh’s retirement account is worth nearly $US500,000.
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