Shah insisted that Kavanaugh had said the legal drinking age was 18 because it "allowed friends to legally purchase beer, and for him to drink at high school parties", the AP reported.
"I like beer", Kavanaugh said.
"There is a bright line between drinking beer, which I gladly do, and which I fully embrace, and sexually assaulting someone, which is a violent crime".
During the hearing, Klobuchar had said she understands alcohol abuse, as her father is an alcoholic, and asked Kavanaugh if he'd ever blacked out while drinking.
"Nor do I", Kavanaugh said.
The author of 'Normal Girl, novelist Molly Jong-Fast tweeted, "Brett Kavanaugh will not apologize for loving beer and being an angry drunk". Kavanaugh replied. "I have no drinking problem", Klobuchar said with a nervous laugh.
Kavanaugh later went on to explain to Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor questioning him and Ford for the committee's Republicans, that him and his friends drank beer.
Jennifer Rubin, a conservative commentator for the Washington Post and a prominent critic of President Trump and the GOP, wrote a column later in the evening calling the exchange the "most telling moment" of a hearing in which a yelling, angry Kavanaugh appeared unable or unwilling to get out of attack mode.
In a Fox News interview on Monday, Kavanaugh said, "Yes, there were parties". Sometimes others did. I liked beer. "I don't know if you do".
"Nor do I", Kavanaugh said. "I would like to add, when you have a parent that's an alcoholic, you're pretty careful about drinking".
"So you're saying there's never been a case where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before or part of what happened?" So I entered college an underage drinker, became legal in September 1984, and a year later became illegal again, a status that lasted for a year. "Was there ever a time when you drank so much you couldn't remember what happened, or part of what happened, the night before?"
The thing is, no one is accusing Kavanaugh of assaulting Ford because he drinks beer.
She said she also thinks the Federal Bureau of Investigation should question Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, who Ford says was in the room when Kavanaugh had attacked her. "This is a tough process, I'm sorry about that". "I'm sorry about that". "Sometimes probably had too many beers".
Klobuchar responded that she appreciated his apology.