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

Faith Castro
September 30, 2018

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.

Kavanaugh found himself prompted under questioning to define frat house phrases from his yearbook like "ralph" - a slang verb meaning to vomit from too many drinks - in a Supreme Court nomination hearing. When the hearing resumed, Kavanaugh apologized to Klobuchar for his response to her question.

"Whatever else he was saying, there's no doubt that he was a heavy drinker and he told the exact opposite statement", Brown said "So his lies, I think, are relatively well-proved and I hope the Federal Bureau of Investigation can figure that out".

"Most people have done some drinking in high school and college, and many people even struggle with alcoholism and binge drinking", Klobuchar said to Kavanaugh". "Judge Kavanaugh liked beer and still very much likes beer".

"I liked beer. Still like beer". "One saw a flash in the exchange with Klobuchar the same sense of entitlement, cruelty and lack of simple decency that Christine Blasey Ford allegedly experienced way back when, the memory seared in her brain of two obnoxious teens laughing at her ordeal".

"Sorry I did that, this is a tough process", he added. "I don't know if you do". "I'm sorry about that".

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"For me, it is not that people don't drink in high school, it's, is he telling the truth?" she said.

As Klobuchar's remarks indicate, though, Kavanaugh didn't really answer the question. What do you like to drink?

This gave fodder to the twitterverse as several comments regarding Kavanaugh's "unapologetic love for beer" started trending on the social networking site soon after the testimony.

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, left, and Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, during a public hearing in Washington DC, September 27, 2018.

"Just in case you are not aware...." one person wrote", Brett Kavanaugh likes beer". Kavanaugh later apologized for his question, but the exchange stood out Thursday in testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.

Judge published a 1997 book called "Wasted: Tales of Gen X Drunk", in which he makes reference to an apparently fictionalized friend, "Bart O'Kavanaugh", who "vomited in a auto after a party".

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