Trump was “extremely postponed” by Brett Kavanaugh’s declaration that he “liked beer” at the Supreme Court’s confirmation hearing: Book

Brett Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Supreme Court’s confirmatory hearing on September 27, 2018.Jim Bourg-Pool / Getty Images

  • Brett Kavanaugh declared “I like beer” at a confirmation hearing to the Supreme Court.

  • Comments were made after Christine Blasey Ford accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school.

  • According to Mark Meadows, Trump was “extremely postponed” by Kavanaugh’s comments.

President Donald Trump said, “I like beer,” when Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the time repeatedly declared “I like beer” at the Supreme Court’s confirmation hearing, according to Mark Meadows’ new book, Chiefs Chief, published Tuesday. It was very postponed. “

In July 2018, Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace retired Judge Anthony Kennedy. At that time, Kavanaugh was a judge in the US Court of Appeals in the District of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

In September, Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was highly controversial after college professor Christine Blasey Ford accused her of sexually assaulting her in 1982 when she was a high school student.

Kavanaugh denied allegations of sexually assaulting Brazyford at a party under the influence of alcohol.In part of his defense, Kavanaugh focused on his drinking habits when he was young and said he likes beer. About 30 times.

“I liked beer, but I still like beer, but I didn’t drink beer until it turned black, and I was sexually assaulted,” Kavanaugh said in an opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27, 2018. I didn’t. “

“We drank beer. I think most people of our age at the time did, but in any case, we drank beer and still drank it. I know everything, “Kavano said when he grilled. By the Senator about his past.

In his new book, Meadows, then a North Carolina parliamentarian and Republican ally, wrote that the president was “extremely postponed” by comments on Kavanaugh’s beer.

“I thought his nomination was Slam Dunk, but when the heat began, its gentle fa├žade melted,” Meadows wrote about Kavanaugh in his book.

Mr. Trump was also “disappointed” that Kavanaugh appeared to be “almost apologized” at a hearing that the president considered “weak.”

“If there’s one thing President Trump has no tolerance or patience for, that’s a weakness,” Meadows wrote.

According to Meadows, in the dispute, Trump also briefly considered dropping Kavanaugh as his Supreme Court’s choice. However, the president finally decided to stick to Kavanaugh, which was confirmed by the Senate in October.

Kavanaugh joined Neil Gorsuch, a confirmed Trump companion in 2017, on the bench. Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last Supreme Court election, joined in 2020, forming a conservative majority of 6 to 3.

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