Published: Sun, September 30, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, had a stand-off during the contentious public hearing surrounding the allegations from Christine Blasey Ford.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Thursday appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee featured a display of emotions, with the judge alternating between crying and shouting. After describing her father's longtime struggle with alcoholism, Klobuchar started asking Kavanaugh if he ever drank too much and blacked out. "I don't know. Have you?"

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".

In appearances on Friday, Klobuchar stopped short of spiking the football: on CBS "This Morning", she said that she would have gotten thrown out of Kavanaugh's courtroom in a trial if she behaved like he had.

You're asking about blackout.

After tempers cooled, Kavanaugh came back and apologized. "I was truly just trying to get to the bottom of the facts and the evidence", Kavanaugh said.

"Could you answer the question judge?"

He said Kavanaugh's testimony about drinking and the drinking age was "for context" of how Maryland high schoolers obtained beer.

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In a statement , Mr Trump said: "I've ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh's file". I think, in terms of the court itself, that I'm - I think most of the justices know Judge Kavanaugh, like him, respect him.

Klobuchar's handling of the exchange and her questioning during the hearing also fueled more social media buzz for a presidential run - a long-rumored possibility for the senator - than she's ever generated.

"I have no drinking problem, judge", Klobuchar said.

As Klobuchar's remarks indicate, though, Kavanaugh didn't really answer the question.

She said she also thinks the Federal Bureau of Investigation should question Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh had attacked her.

"What I think Sen".

"I liked beer", he said.

The Senate is expected to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation within the week. Klobuchar noted that Kavanaugh's college roommate James Roche claimed Kavanaugh became "belligerent" when he drank, but the Republicans who control the Senate Judiciary Committee haven't called on such witnesses to testify.

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