Former Kavanaugh classmate: 'To the day I die, I will believe that he did not do this'
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A high school classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday defended Kavanaugh against accusations of sexual misconduct, saying "to the day I die, I will believe that he did not do this."

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Tom Kane, who attended Georgetown Prep with Kavanaugh, said on CNN's New Day that he watched, from "beginning to end,” the testimony of Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the 1980s.

Kane said he does not believe those accusations and added “Boys will be boys” while discussing the accusations with host John Berman.

Kane began his interview by expressing sympathy for Ford, saying "something bad clearly happened to her."

He then praised Kavanaugh's opening statement, claiming that he effectively answered all the questions posed about the situation.

"It reinforced what I already knew, that he's just not capable of doing this," he said.

Kane then proceeded to say that if the assault in question did happen, then he would have known.

"Our network, our community, the Catholic School kids, we would have known. These things stick," Kane said.

When Berman pushed back on this notion, pointing out that Ford didn't tell anyone about the instance until many years later, Kane said he had "four sisters, five sisters," and "20 nieces" who have not told him about any sexual assault they experienced.

Berman pointed out that many people had come to him recently to recount experiences he never knew about, which Kane responded to by saying of his family members, "They talked about things they could handle ... boys will be boys."

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote Friday on Kavanaugh's nomination.

That would pave the way for a vote to end debate in the full Senate on Monday and a final vote on his nomination Tuesday.