The 18-year-old limit "allowed friends to legally purchase beer, and for him to drink at high school parties", Shah added. The drinking age as I noted, was 18, so the seniors were legal. Christine Blasey Ford accuses Kavanaugh of sexual assault in high school.
Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh about his drinking. "And yes, the seniors were legal".
In one exchange, Democratic Sen. While he admitted in his congressional testimony that there were probably occasions during his time at Georgetown Prep in Maryland that he had consumed "too many beers", a combative Kavanaugh denied he had ever gotten out of control or acted inappropriately toward women.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has readily acknowledged that he often drank beer during his prep school days and made a point in his congressional testimony that seniors could buy beer legally in Maryland at the age of 18.
"I liked beer. I still like beer". After describing her father's longtime struggle with alcoholism, Klobuchar started asking Kavanaugh if he ever drank too much and blacked out.
She said she also thinks the Federal Bureau of Investigation should question Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh had attacked her. Klobuchar, nodding slightly, returned to the questioning: "You're saying there's never been a case when you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before, or part of what happened?"
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Klobuchar: Could you answer the question?
"When I heard the sanctimonious talk about some kind of 'political strategy, ' well, I'll give you Exhibit A: Merrick Garland, who was delayed for almost ten months", she said. "That's not happened, is that your answer?"
Kavanaugh: "Yeah, and I'm curious if you have". Kavanaugh replied. "I have no drinking problem", Klobuchar said with a nervous laugh.
According to Paul Schiff Berman, a professor at George Washington University Law School who teaches civil procedure, the most important question in the Kavanaugh fight has become the degree to which he is "outright lying" about his past, including how much he drank in high school and college.
Under Maryland law, a person under the age of 21 can not consume or possess alcohol except in certain circumstances, including in a private home with the consent and under the supervision of an adult over the age of 21.