Klobuchar: Kavanaugh ‘Would’ve Thrown Me Out’ Of Courtroom If I Acted Like Him

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) told the “Today” show on Friday that Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior wouldn’t be admissible in a courtroom.

Klobuchar was reacting to Kavanaugh’s defiant behavior during his hearing on Thursday, in which he turned a question around to ask her if she had ever been “blackout” drunk.

“What I was thinking is, if he was a judge in a courtroom and I had acted like that — and this is like our courtroom, right? — he would’ve thrown me out,” she said.

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  1. Avatar for leeks leeks says:

    Amy missed the opportunity to shut Kavanaugh down as soon as he asked his snarky question.
    She should have stopped him and said something to the effect of:

    Mr. Kavenaugh you don’t ask questions here, I do. Now kindly refrain from grandstanding and answer the question you have bee n asked or step down from the witness table.

  2. Exactly, Amy got steamrolled by the douchebag…

  3. As a woman and a dem, Klobuchar is an object of contempt for Kavanaugh, and, for that matter, for Trump, the man Kavanaugh was channeling yesterday. There was no pretense. That was the real man.

    The Supreme Court has been a joke since it stopped the recount and appointed George W president. With BK on board, any remaining pretense will be dropped there as well. The Supreme Court will become a hard-right super legislature, making retrograde policy for decades, and lead by angry ideologues.

  4. I think she was too shocked in the moment to respond in kind.

  5. She is a senator. not some ditzy teenage valley girl…

    If you don’t fight, you lose…

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