On Wednesday night, a review of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information by the White House revealed that Kavanaugh has incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card through a surprising avenue: the purchase of baseball tickets over the last decade.
In conversation with The Washington Post, White House spokesman Raj Shah explained that Kavanaugh’s debt was slowly accrued thanks to the Washington Nationals, amongst other random expenses.
Kavanaugh is the Supreme Court nominee that Trump has chosen to replace Kennedy. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Kavanaugh Has Accrued as Much as $200,000 in Debt in the Last Few Years
According to the financial disclosures run by the White House, Kavanaugh reported having debt between $60,000 and $200,000 in 2016, in addition to having a personal loan. His debt was split between three credit cards, each of which held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt.
As for the loan, it was a Thrift Savings Plan loan that held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, as well.
The Washington Post reports that these debts and loan must have been paid off prior to 2017, or else they must have been under the reporting limit. Kavanaugh has not yet responded for comment, but Shah did tell The Washington Post that Kavanaugh is no longer buying baseball tickets and his friends have reimbursed him for his costs.
2. He Lives in one of the Wealthiest Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
Kavanaugh currently lives in Chevy Chase, a wealthy neighborhood close to D.C. He and his family have lived there since 2006, according to The Washington Post. His house is reportedly worth $1.2 million dollars, while the average home median is around $145,000.
Despite the fact that Kavanaugh lives in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods surrounding D.C., neighbors insist that he’s a totally normal guy. To The Washington Post, George Chernack, a chairman of the town council for their neighborhood, said, “He’s no different than any dad in the neighborhood… If I talk to Brett, it’s either about baseball or Springsteen.”
3. His Supreme Court Salary (& the Perks That Come With it) Will Be a Significant Bump Up From His Current Salary
If Kavanaugh is confirmed to the Supreme Court, his salary will rise from $220,600 a year (the amount circuit judges make) to $255,300 a year, according to MarketWatch.
In addition to his basic salary bump, Kavanaugh could begin to reap the benefits that Supreme …read more