Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had a tense exchange about drinking during Thursday's hearing

Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

We drank 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 we - yeah, we drank beer, and I said sometimes - sometimes probably had too many beers, and sometimes other people had too many beers....

"I started my last colliloquy by saying to Senator Klobuchar how much I respect her and what she said at the last hearing".

"Yes, we drank beer, my friends and I, boys and girls", Kavanaugh told the committee.

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

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. "I believe that if they listen to this incredibly graceful, dignified woman yesterday, it's hard to not at least say open up the FBI investigation".

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"Could you answer the question judge?" During the interview period, when Kavanaugh was asked about his drinking habits, he said, "I drank beer with my friends". She asked me a question and I responded with a question, and I am sorry I did that. The journalist Dan Rather tweeted "the Kavanaugh hearings further cemented my belief that Amy Klobuchar has a real chance at being the next president of the United States". Klobuchar joins "CBS This Morning" from Washington to discuss the judge's temperament and the Republican senators' strategy. "Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes".

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

"What I think Sen. It's a tough process, I am sorry about that", Kavanaugh said.

On Friday, the White House argued that any claim Kavanaugh had said he was legally allowed to consume beer during high school is inaccurate and that he "never suggested that all of his high school drinking was of legal age", said White House spokesman Raj Shah.

In his opening statement, Kavanaugh condemned the Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and repeatedly declared that his life and his family had been threatened and ruined.

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