Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking

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
Melissa Porter | 29 September, 2018, 13:32

She then took apart Republicans' charges that Democrats were simply trying to stall Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court by noting that they showed no similar urgency when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in 2016.

The legal drinking age was 18 in Washington, D.C., throughout the years Kavanaugh attended Georgetown Prep. Nearly everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. There, until 1986, 18-year-olds could legally buy and consume beer. "Sometimes probably had too many beers". "We drank beer, I like beer", Kavanaugh said. Pressed at the hearing about his drinking habits in high school, he again claimed he had not broken the law. The drinking age as I noted, was 18, so the seniors were legal.

He also told Fox News in his interview Monday: "Yes, there were parties, and yes, the drinking age was 18". "In your written testimony, you said sometimes you had too many drinks".

Those who were 18 or older at the time were "grandfathered" in, so they could continue to drink legally. "And yes, the seniors were legal". "And yes, the seniors were legal".

Kavanaugh's explanation of how much he likes beer, versus his inability to have ever sexually assaulted someone, versus the audacity that everyone who drinks beer might be accused of sexual assault, was a clear attempt to show that he's just a good ol' boy who knows how to have a good time without losing his inhibitions and causing someone harm. But in fact, that never applied to him. I still like beer. "But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone".

"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. 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.