Judge Kavanaugh returned from a break in Thursday’s hearings to issue an emotional apology to Minnesota Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
“She asked me a question at the end,” Kavanaugh said, “and I responded by asking her a question and I’m sorry I did that. This is a tough process. I’m sorry I did that.”
“I appreciate that. I would like to add when you have a parent that’s an alcoholic, you’re pretty careful about drinking,” Klobuchar responded.
The exchange that prompted the apology, which occurred just prior to the break, began when Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh several pointed questions about his drinking habits in high school.
“You’re saying there’s never been a case where you drank so much that you didn’t remember what happened the night before or part of what happened,” Klobuchar began.
Kavanaugh responded, turning the question back on her: “You’re asking about, yeah, blackout. I don’t know — have you?”
“Could you answer the question, judge?” Klobuchar continued, “Just so you have — that’s not happened? Is that your answer?”
“Yeah, and I’m curious if you have,” he fired back.
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