Inside the Booze-Soaked 1980s When Brett Kavanaugh Was in High School

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Alcoholic consumption by Kavanaugh also would have been illegal during the notorious Beach Week, an annual trip to the Eastern Shore that involved heavy drinking, according to numerous eyewitness accounts.

A New Yorker report published Sunday detailed an allegation that Kavanaugh exposed himself to Deborah Ramirez, a Yale student, at a dorm-room party as onlookers watched during the 1983-84 school year.

In his testimony, Kavanaugh, who has denied all of Ford's accusations, stated correctly that the drinking age had been 18 in Maryland for "most" of his time in high school.

Kavanaugh sought to downplay Roche's remarks, pointing to a redacted report to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a report he did not "really want to repeat that in a public hearing", and said "there was contention" between him, Roche, and another person. "We drank beer, I like beer", Kavanaugh said.

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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.

The 18-year-old limit "allowed friends to legally purchase beer, and for him to drink at high school parties", Shah added. In fact, he still likes beer. "Judge Kavanaugh liked beer and still very much likes beer".

"I liked beer. Still like beer". "We drank beer, I like beer". "So whatever, you know", Kavanaugh replied. "I believe that if they listen to this incredibly graceful, dignified woman yesterday, it's hard to not at least say open up the FBI investigation".

"Yes we drank beer, my friends and I, boys and girls".

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"Most people have done some drinking in high school and college, and many people even struggle with alcoholism and binge drinking", Klobuchar said to Kavanaugh".

Kavanaugh: Yea and I'm curious if you have. And the drinking age was 18.

"Sometimes, probably had too many beers", Kavanaugh said. Kavanaugh's bio in the senior yearbook notes that he was a member of the "Keg City Club (treasurer) - 100 Kegs or Bust".

Klobuchar: So you're saying there's never been a chance where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before or part of what happened? I drank a lot in college, too much on more than a few occasions, but never found myself in a situation where I could not remember what had happened the night before or needed other people's help to piece it together.

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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee said a number of times that he had never drank to the point of memory loss.