Sen. Klobuchar: Kavanaugh’s Claim He Never Blacked Out Drunk Undermines ‘Credibility’


Senator Amy Klobuchar appeared on CBS This Morning today and was asked by Norah O’Donnell to opine on the embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Trump appointee appeared on Fox News last night defending his character amidst multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from decades ago.

O’Donnell mentioned the interview to her guest, who is a Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, saying “You heard Judge Kavanaugh say that he’s never sexually assaulted anyone …not in high school, not ever. He also said he has never been so drunk that he didn’t remember the night before.”

She then asked, “Do you believe Judge Kavanaugh is lying?”

Klobuchar opened by declaring  “I have in front of me several witnesses, people coming forward who want to make their chance to the American people, to make their case to the Senate. And I think we need to give them the opportunity to do that.”

But it was her second point that may have revealed the Democratic strtaegy for a potential Thursday hearing. “The second thing about that interview is when he said that he actually downplayed his drinking and said he never really blacked out and didn’t remember things.”  She added, “those are things that really go to credibility, given some of the stories circulating out there.”

Pro tip to college students who regularly pass out drunk: Own your binge drinking behavior or risk a future Supreme Court nomination.

Watch the clip above courtesy of CBS News.

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