As a teen, Kavanaugh was never a legal drinker in Maryland

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. "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".

During the hearing, Klobuchar had said she understands alcohol abuse, as her father is an alcoholic, and asked Kavanaugh if he'd ever blacked out while drinking.

"You're asking about blackout, I don't know". 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.

There was a grandfather clause in the Maryland law, but only for those who were 18, 19 or 20 on the day the increase went into effect, thereby not including Kavanaugh.

"Just in case you are not aware...." one person wrote", Brett Kavanaugh likes beer".

"The drinking age as I noted was 18 so the seniors were legal, senior year in high school people were legal to drink, and, yeah, we drank beer and I said sometimes - sometimes - probably had too many beers and sometimes other people had too many beers".

"Nor do I", Kavanaugh said.

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.

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

Echoing what some have argued, Berman said that Kavanaugh's surreal response revealed more about who he is than anything he might have said in response to Klobuchar's question.

"What I think Sen".

"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. "We drink beer. We liked beer", he said.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on Kavanaugh at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

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