A mock questioning of Brett Kavanaugh did not go so well, according to a report in the Washington Post.
The Supreme Court nominee and a cadre of White House aides met at the Eisenhower Office Building on the West Wing last week, in an attempt to prepare Kavanaugh for a second round of questions in the wake of allegations over the sexual assault of Christine Blasely Ford.
While Kavanaugh did condemn sexual assault during the practice, and avoiding directly discrediting Ford, he did not come off well when the questions grew more probing, seemingly reluctant to take the pounding the faux committee members were presenting him with.
"Kavanaugh grew frustrated when it came to questions that dug into his private life, particularly his drinking habits and his sexual proclivities," read the report.
In some cases, he declined to answer the question entirely, claiming they were simply "too personal" to respond to.
This is in sharp contrast to questions suggested by Brett Kavanaugh, associate counsel, for then-President Bill Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Back then, Kavanaugh "strongly opposed to giving the president any ‘break’ in the questioning regarding the details of the Lewinsky relationship."
Kavanaugh's suggestions for questions to Clinton in 1998 included, "If Monica Lewinsky says that you inserted a cigar into her vagina while you were in the Oval Office area, would she be lying?"
It would seem that Kavanaugh's opinions on what is or isn't appropriate has evolved over the previous 20 years.
Christine Blasely Ford is slated to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
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