On Monday, the New York Times revealed that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got into a drunken brawl at a New Haven bar after a UB40 concert.
Police reports from the incident show that Kavanaugh and two of his friends, Chad Ludington and Chris Dudley, were questioned by the police following an altercation with a man who they thought was Ali Campbell, the lead singer of UB40.
It was not. Instead, it was a gentleman named Dom Cozzolino, who didn’t appreciate the group’s stares and told them so. Kavanaugh allegedly responded by throwing ice at Cozzolino. Dudley allegedly threw a glass at Cozzolino, causing an injury that sent Cozzolino to the hospital.
The report is the latest indication that Kavanaugh drank to excess in his youth and, apparently, became belligerent. Neither Kavanaugh nor the White House has commented on the report as of this writing.
There were, apparently, no arrests, and no charges filed.
But there were lots of UB40 memes on Twitter.
He was upset that they didn’t have any beer…only red, red wine
— Kenneth MacIntosh (@mackin75) October 2, 2018
Come on, everybody knows you throw wine not beer at the singer of UB40.
— Jessie Dean (@NicCageMatch) October 2, 2018
Clearly, he was angry that he liked Red, Red Wine… Because he likes beer.#KavanaughLikesBeer #KavanaughIsADouche #StopKavanaugh
Here’s why people are talking about band UB40 and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh https://t.co/ReodGaUlOD via @usatoday
— Brendan Dohaney (@AmongNotOf) October 2, 2018
Seriously, Twitter cannot stop making this joke. British reggae group UB40’s most popular song is “Red Red Wine,” and as we all know after watching last week’s hearings, Brett Kavanaugh loves beer.
We all know why #Kavanaugh got into a fight after the UB40 concert: he likes beer, not red, red wine.
— Britt F. Frey (@brittfrey) October 2, 2018
The “altercation happened after a UB40 concert” when Kavanaugh & friends mistook a man at the bar for the pop/reggae band’s singer. The man “aggressively asked them to stop” staring, then Kavanaugh “threw his beer at the guy.”
As established, Kav likes beer (not red, red wine). https://t.co/pEOtwFJOg8
— Lewis Kamb (@lewiskamb) October 1, 2018
In addition to beer, Kavanaugh also got aggressive after Red, Red Wine https://t.co/U0wSRY1C9N
— Richard Hine (@richardhine) October 2, 2018
Of course Brett Kavanaugh tried to punch the guy he thought was responsible for ‘Red Red Wine.’ Brett likes beer! 🍺 #UB40
— Jon Benjamin (@JonBenja) October 2, 2018
“The altercation happened after a UB40 concert”. Remember, his testimony only addressed beer, not Red Red Wine! https://t.co/NaB3BwCO2G
— Eric Ortner (@eortner) October 2, 2018
why would Brett Kavanaugh throw a beer at someone he drunkenly thought was the lead singer of UB40
he should’ve thrown red red wine
— Brian Gay (@brian2596) October 2, 2018
Lindsey Graham: “What strapping young lad who loves beer wouldn’t take a swing at a fella he thinks is UB40?
“Red red wine is a SHAM and you people are MONSTERS!!” pic.twitter.com/KHurZ09Djq
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) October 2, 2018
Here’s hoping this dad joke dies before the confirmation hearing.