Binge-drinking - which was at a 40-year high in the early 1980s - is fast becoming a central focus of the high-profile, he said/she said testimony of Kavanaugh and accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. "If every American who drinks beer or every American who drank beer in high school is suddenly presumed guilty of sexual assault, will be an ugly, new place in this country", he continued, in what became seemingly a defense of beer drinking itself. "That's not happened, is that your answer?"
"You talk about a nominee getting off the floor, when all we're asking for is one week for an investigation".
Klobuchar said she does not know if Kavanaugh will be confirmed. He said Kavanaugh's testimony about drinking and the drinking age was "for context" of how Maryland high schoolers obtained beer.
"For me, it is not that people don't drink in high school, it's, is he telling the truth?" she said. Yes, we drank beer. There, until 1986, 18-year-olds could legally buy and consume beer.
"Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness", Klobuchar said. Nearly everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Kavanaugh forcefully denied the incident ever happened.
Klobuchar: "Could you answer the question, judge? So, that's not happened, is that your answer?"
"Yeah, and I'm curious if you have?" "I liked beer, I still like beer, but I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone". I still like beer.
Klobuchar's questions centered around allegations made from James Roche, Kavanaugh's roommate when the two were students during their freshman year at Yale University. "Senior year in high school, people were legal to drink".
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.
In the exchange, Klobuchar asked the Supreme Court nominee if he ever had so much to drink he blacked out.
"You should look at what I said. you should assess his credibility with that in mind", Kavanaugh said.
"What I think Sen. Klobuchar how much I respect her, and respected what she did the last hearing", Kavanaugh said.
Kavanaugh: "I responded by asking her a question and I didn't - I'm sorry I did that". "I disagree with her politics, but if more Senators behaved like Amy Klobuchar behaved today, we'd have a far more dignified process and Senate", Erickson tweeted on Thursday night.