Klobuchar: If I acted like Kavanaugh in his courtroom ‘he would have thrown me out’

Klobuchar: If I acted like Kavanaugh in his courtroom ‘he would have thrown me out’
Amy Klobuchar and Brett Kavanaugh (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So if an opposing political party and hostile press had dragged her name in the mud for ten days, she would have been calm when confronting her aggressors.]

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said Friday she would have been “thrown” out of a courtroom if she behaved the way Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh did during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

Kavanaugh’s testimony Thursday on allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor who accused the judge of sexual assault while they were in high school.

Klobuchar and Kavanaugh shared a tense exchange in the hearing when Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh during his emotional testimony if he had ever consumed so much alcohol that he blacked out.

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Kavanaugh turned the tables on the Minnesota Democrat and asked her, “Have you?”

After Kavanaugh and the committee came back from a break during the hearing, Kavanaugh apologized to Klobuchar, saying, “This is a tough process.”

At the time, Klobuchar said she appreciated his apology and said, “When you have a parent that’s an alcoholic, you’re pretty careful about drinking,” referencing her father’s alcoholism and the impact it had on her.

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