"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.
Klobuchar: Could you answer the question?
Kavanaugh: Yea and I'm curious if you have. "I was truly just trying to get to the bottom of the facts and the evidence", Kavanaugh said.
With the law change in Maryland, where the students lived and where the offending house party presumably would have occurred, no one in Kavanaugh's class was of legal age unless they were 21.
"It was a moment of singular cruelty and disrespect", Rubin said. Noting Kavanaugh's apology, Rubin wrote: "The damage was done".
"The point, he is, he did apologize later, publicly, to me, which I appreciate", the Minnesota Democrat told NBC's "Today." "We are incredibly fortunate to have her representing us in the U.S. Senate".
On Friday, Klobuchar appeared on CBS "This Morning" and remarked on those comments, saying, "If I was in his courtroom and I acted like that, he would have thrown me out".
Klobuchar even tried to offer some empathy to Kavanaugh. "A question of if I black out". Now, her line of inquiry will likely be picked up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which the Judiciary Committee asked to investigate Ford's claims in a surprising move on Friday.
Kavanaugh could legally drink in nearby Washington, D.C., for the final five months of high school.
"What I think Sen". Klobuchar noted that Kavanaugh's college roommate James Roche claimed Kavanaugh became "belligerent" when he drank, but the Republicans who control the Senate Judiciary Committee haven't called on such witnesses to testify. "But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out, and I never sexually assaulted anyone", Kavanaugh said. "It was probably the most telling moment of the whole proceeding", he said, "because in that moment, you saw the belligerence and the nastiness of a person who one could then easily imagine having participated in some of the incidents he's accused of having committed".
The Senate is expected to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation within the week.