Dem lawmaker blasts Kavanaugh's 'angry' tone in hearing

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) pointed to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday as evidence of how the judge may act when inebriated.

In a tweet, the Democratic lawmaker noted that Kavanaugh appeared "angry" during his opening statement and in subsequent questioning from Democratic senators and prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who questioned Kavanaugh on behalf of Republicans.


"If Brett Kavanaugh can be this angry on national TV, imagine what he's like when he gets inebriated," Lieu tweeted Thursday during Kavanaugh's testimony.

The lawmaker's tweet also quote-tweeted Sirius XM host Dean Obeidallah, who remarked that Kavanaugh "is one of those rare people who gets less likable the more he talks."

Kavanaugh's testimony came during a dramatic hearing in the Senate. Earlier, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a high school party decades ago, testified.

Kavanaugh forcefully denied those allegations and those from two other women during his testimony, specifically referring to one accuser's allegations, those of Julie Swetnick, as "a joke."

The Judiciary panel is set to vote on sending Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor on Friday, while Democrats have urged Chairman Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyFive takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision On The Money: Yellen, Powell brush off inflation fears | Fed keeps rates steady, upgrades growth projections Overnight Health Care: US buying additional 200M Moderna vaccine doses | CureVac's COVID-19 vaccine failed in preliminary trial results | Grassley meets with House Dems on drug prices MORE (R-Iowa) to delay the vote and press the Trump administration for an FBI investigation into the three women's claims.