“I like beer,” said Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh when Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse asked if his high school “ralph club” referred to alcohol-induced vomiting. “Do you like beer, Senator?” the potential justice then shot back at Whitehouse. “What do you like to drink?”
It wasn’t the only time Kavanaugh, visibly angry throughout the afternoon, would answer a question about his drinking habits with a question about a senator’s drinking habits. He apologized during the hearing for doing so to Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.
Not so to Rhode Island’s junior senator, who focused his five minutes of on examining some passages from Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook, which seemed to annoy the applicant.
“If you’re worried about my yearbook, have at it,” Kavanaugh told Whitehouse. “If you want to talk about flatulence on page 16 in a high school yearbook, I’m game.”
Only some doubt it was a reference to flatulence on page 16 of that high school yearbook, according to this Vox story. Similarly with a question Whitehouse asked Kavanaugh about a reference to “devil’s triangle,” which Kavanaugh told Whitehouse was a drinking game though others think it’s a reference to sex between two men and a woman.
Whitehouse: “Devils triangle?”
Kavanaugh: “It’s a drinking game.”
Whitehouse: “How’s it played.”
Kavanaugh: “Three glasses in a triangle,”
Kavanaugh: “You ever played quarters?”
Kavanaugh: “Okay, it’s a quarters game.”
Kavanaugh tried to suggest “devils triangle” is a drinking game. It's not. https://t.co/IGoZa8PpLP
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) September 27, 2018
This was such a stupid lie.
EVERYBODY IN AMERICA IS GOOGLING DEVIL'S TRIANGLE AND SEEING IT'S NOT A DRINKING GAME https://t.co/c6eMX2LRxk
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) September 27, 2018