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GOP strategist: I never saw Kavanaugh drink excessively

Republican strategist Sara Fagen on Sunday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's character amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Fagen, who worked with Kavanaugh in the White House under former President George W. Bush, said on ABC's "This Week" that she has never seen Kavanaugh "drink excessively."

Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk" when he sexually assaulted her at a high school party in the 1980s.

"I can tell you from my experience, having been a young professional in Washington and run in the same social circles as Brett Kavanaugh, I never saw him drink excessively," Fagen said Sunday.

"He was always a responsible person," she added. "And so, you know, unfortunately he's going to get asked a whole bunch of unpleasant questions because this is now the situation we find ourselves in."

Fagen also said that she has "no doubt" Kavanaugh will be able to handle those questions.

Kavanaugh is expected to give testimony this week related to the sexual assault allegations. He has firmly denied that the assault took place.

Ford has said that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed during the party, attempted to remove her clothes and covered her mouth when she protested.

Ford will testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday at 10 a.m., her legal team announced Sunday.