WASHINGTON (KMSP) - In an emotional day of testimony, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford described the alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying she was "100 percent certain" he assaulted her. Kavanaugh in his testimony later in the day said he was "100 percent certain" the assault never happened.
During the hours of testimony, Kavanaugh had a tense exchange with Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar. After describing her father's longtime struggle with alcoholism, Klobuchar started asking Kavanaugh if he ever drank too much and blacked out.
Klobuchar: Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness and in your written testimony you said sometimes you had too many drinks. Was there ever a time when you drank so much you couldn’t remember what happened or part of what happened the night before?
Kavanaugh: No. I remember what happened and I think you’ve probably had beers, Senator?
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?
Kavanaugh: You’re asking about blackout. I don’t know – have you?
Klobuchar: Could you answer the question? Judge? To you? That’s not happened. Is that your answer
Kavanaugh: Yea and I’m curious if you have.
Klobuchar: I have no drinking problem, judge.
Kavanaugh: Yea and nor do I.
Judge Kavanaugh later apologized for his statements.