Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Klobuchar: Kavanaugh Would Have Thrown Me Out of His Courtroom

Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Sept. 27 Brett Kavanaugh testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Sept. 27. Jim Bourg—Reuters
Marty Perkins | 01 October, 2018, 10:32

"Can you answer the question, judge?" Nor was that a common experience in my social circle, although I can't speak for Kavanaugh's.

Kavanaugh refused to say how many beers he drank.

"I liked beer", he said. "But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone". The Minnesota Democrat addressed her father's own struggle with alcoholism during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, including the fact that her father still attends Alcoholics Anonymous as age 90 to combat his struggle.

I was born the same year as Kavanaugh (1965), and I had a somewhat similar experience at Cornell.

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

Alcoholic consumption by Kavanaugh also would have been illegal during the notorious Beach Week, an annual trip to the Eastern Shore that involved heavy drinking, according to numerous eyewitness accounts.

The exchange came a few minutes before a break. "I still like beer".

A New Yorker report published Sunday detailed an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez, a Yale student, at a dorm-room party as onlookers watched during the 1983-84 school year. Later he added that "the drinking age, as I noted, was 18, so the seniors were legal, senior year in high school, people were legal to drink".




Kavanaugh also downplayed his underage drinking and told the committee he had never consumed so much alcohol that he blacked out or woke up unable to recall what he'd done the night before.

"I started my last colloquy by saying to Sen".

"You're asking about blackout, I don't know, have you?" he responded.

"Yeah, and I'm curious if you have", he added.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said a number of times that he had never drank to the point of memory loss.

"She asked me a question me at the end, and I responded by asking her a question, and I'm sorry I did that, this is a tough process, I'm sorry about that", Kavanaugh said. "I disagree with her politics, but if more Senators behaved like Amy Klobuchar behaved today, we'd have a far more dignified process and Senate", Erickson tweeted on Thursday night. "I'm sorry about that".

You might even think there is a relationship between illegality and excess, since prohibition pushes drinking underground and makes it harder for young people to learn from older drinkers who might know a thing or two about how to stop short of too many beers.

On Friday, Klobuchar appeared on CBS "This Morning" and remarked on those comments, saying, "If I was in his courtroom and I acted like that, he would have thrown me out".

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