Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out

Henrietta Brewer
September 30, 2018

Sometimes others did. I liked beer.

Brett Kavanaugh emphatically and at times angrily defended his high school drinking before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday afternoon - referring to beer or his enjoyment of beer more than two dozen times in the first hours of his testimony.

Kavanaugh's high school friend, Mark Judge - who was also allegedly in the room when Christine Blasey Ford says she was assaulted - wrote a book about his struggles with alcoholism as a young man, entitled "Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk".

"I have no drinking problem, judge", Klobuchar said. If everyone in high school who drank beer in this country was accused of sexual assault, Kavanaugh said, the country would be in a dark place.

"Yes we drank beer, my friends and I, boys and girls".

According to Paul Schiff Berman, a professor at George Washington University Law School who teaches civil procedure, the most important question in the Kavanaugh fight has become the degree to which he is "outright lying" about his past, including how much he drank in high school and college. "I would like to add when you have a parent that's an alcoholic, you're pretty careful about drinking", she said.

"I like beer", Kavanaugh said.

Klobuchar: "So you're saying there's never been a case where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before, or part of what happened?" Yes, we drank beer. She says he assaulted her because that is what she remembers happening to her. "I don't know, have you?" "You talk about a nominee getting off the floor, when all we're asking for is one week for an investigation".

"Well, I was thinking that if I was in his courtroom and acted like that, he would have thrown me out", Klobuchar said. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) if she ever "blacked out" while drinking. "I'm sorry about that".

He also told Fox News in his interview Monday: "Yes, there were parties, and yes, the drinking age was 18".

"I started my last colliloquy by saying to Senator Klobuchar how much I respect her and what she said at the last hearing". In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state's drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17.

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