Published: Sat, September 29, 2018
Health Care | By Cedric Leonard

Inside the Booze-Soaked 1980s When Brett Kavanaugh Was in High School

Inside the Booze-Soaked 1980s When Brett Kavanaugh Was in High School

"She was willing to come forward, not to just a jury box of strangers...for the nation", said Klobuchar.

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.

A day earlier, Klobuchar's questioning of Kavanaugh earned national notice in an exchange about his drinking habits.

"Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness", Klobuchar said.

Klobuchar: "Could you answer the question, judge?"

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At another point, Kavanaugh, who has denied all of Ford's accusations, stated correctly that the drinking age had been 18 in Maryland for "most" of his time in high school, but the age limit had been at 21 for more than seven months before his 18th birthday.

Shah insisted that Kavanaugh had said the legal drinking age was 18 because it "allowed friends to legally purchase beer, and for him to drink at high school parties", the AP reported. "I don't know. Have you?" Kavanaugh fired back, "Have you?" "Was there ever a time when you drank so much you couldn't remember what happened, or part of what happened, the night before?" Klobuchar continued. "That's not happened, that's your answer?" People have drinking problems in lots of families, Klobuchar said.

"Nor do I", Kavanaugh said.

"Well, I was thinking that if I was in his courtroom and acted like that, he would have thrown me out", Klobuchar said.

Kavanaugh: Yea and nor do I. She also asked her Republican colleagues: "What are you hiding?" That means Kavanaugh was legal there for only the final four months of his senior year at Georgetown Prep, following his February 12, 1983 birthday. 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.

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