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Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

30 September 2018, 03:44 | Melissa Porter

Kavanaugh Apologizes for Turning Sen. Klobuchar’s Question About His Drinking Back on Her

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Kavanaugh mentioned his appreciation for the yeasty beverage during his opening statement to the committee, almost an hour after Christine Blasey Ford finished telling the committee about the evening she says he attempted to rape her when they were in high school.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who sparred with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday over the issue of drinking alcohol, said Friday that if she were appearing before him in court and acted as he did toward her, "he would have thrown me out". "One saw a flash in the exchange with Klobuchar the same sense of entitlement, cruelty and lack of simple decency that Christine Blasey Ford allegedly experienced way back when, the memory seared in her brain of two obnoxious teens laughing at her ordeal".

He also told the committee, "If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, it will be an ugly new place in this country".

Klobuchar added that Kavanaugh "didn't really answer the question" of whether he ever blacked out. Klobuchar continued. "That's not happened, that's your answer?"

"Just in case you are not aware...." one person wrote", Brett Kavanaugh likes beer".

Klobuchar said she does not know if Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

Earlier in the hearing, Kavanaugh said he enjoyed drinking - the legal drinking age at the time was 18-years-old - but claimed that he never went beyond social norms.

Klobuchar even tried to offer some empathy to Kavanaugh. During the interview period, when Kavanaugh was asked about his drinking habits, he said, "I drank beer with my friends".

Echoing what some have argued, Berman said that Kavanaugh's surreal response revealed more about who he is than anything he might have said in response to Klobuchar's question.

"I started my last colloquy by saying to Sen". I still like beer.

The Senate is expected to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation within the week.

In his opening statement, Kavanaugh condemned the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and repeatedly declared that his life and his family had been threatened and ruined.

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