A former roommate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defended the embattled nominee on Monday by claiming he never saw the federal judge black out or become aggressive after consuming alcohol, after several of Kavanaugh’s classmates at Yale University said he downplayed his behavior when he testified at the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

"I never saw Brett black out or not be able to remember the prior evening’s events, nor did I ever see Brett act aggressive, hostile, or in a sexually aggressive manner to women,” Dan Murphy said in a statement Monday.

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Kavanaugh’s drinking habits have attracted scrutiny as he has been accused by several women of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh claimed last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee that although he enjoyed beer in high school and college, and sometimes drank too much, he never drank to the point where he couldn’t remember events from the previous night and never “blacked out.”

But one of Kavanaugh’s roommates James Roche recently said that Kavanaugh became belligerent and aggressive after drinking, and Charles "Chad" Ludington, a classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Yale who drank with him regularly, said in a statement Sunday that Kavanaugh had misrepresented his college drinking habits.

"When Brett got drunk, he was often belligerent and aggressive," Ludington said in a statement to the Washington Post. "On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail."

"I do not believe that the heavy drinking or even loutish behavior of an 18 or even 21 year old should condemn a person for the rest of his life,” Ludington added. “However ... if he lied about his past actions on national television, and more especially while speaking under oath in front of the United States Senate, I believe those lies should have consequences.”

The FBI is conducting a supplemental background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh. The nominee has denied all allegations of misconduct, and the Senate is waiting to vote to confirm him until the FBI’s investigation concludes in the next week.