To no one’s surprise, Brett Kavanaugh beer jokes live on beyond his controversial confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. The latest iteration of said jokes? Internet users believe they’ve found the way to make Kavanaugh care about climate change: just threaten the beer supply and he’ll acknowledge the issue.
Global warming will lead to substantial decreases in barley crop yields, causing beer shortages and a sharp rise in the price of a pint, according to a new study https://t.co/jfHcQggfRN pic.twitter.com/upsrO9hcYb
— CNN (@CNN) October 15, 2018
A CNN tweet and story (“Climate change to cause global beer shortage, study says”) without one mention of Kavanaugh was actually 100 percent about Kavanaugh, according to the internet.
Now THIS is the kind of story that might get Kavanaugh to alter his views on climate change.
— #VoteThemOut (@JamieTFox) October 15, 2018
“Now THIS is the kind of story that might get Kavanaugh to alter his views on climate change,” one said.
Sounds like a cause Brett Kavanaugh can really support!
— Andrea Carbone (@goneskiing20) October 15, 2018
“Sounds like a cause Brett Kavanaugh can really support!” said another.
So you're saying Kavanaugh's vote is in play in environmental cases … https://t.co/J3vp9S66UK
— Josh Chafetz (@joshchafetz) October 15, 2018
“So you’re saying Kavanaugh’s vote is in play in environmental cases …” said a third.
— Rob Burgundy, CFA (@robmanovich) October 15, 2018
Quick someone tell Brett Kavanaugh
— Mob Bueller (@MobBueller) October 15, 2018
— The Nightingale (@Remember6ofNov) October 15, 2018
All of this is, of course, riffing on Kavanaugh’s aggressive defense of himself before the Senate Judiciary Committee after he was accused of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. On many an occasion during that defense Kavanaugh was asked about his drinking habits and the consequences of his drinking, especially in high school and college. The initial claim against Kavanaugh was that he drunkenly attempted to sexual assault Ford 36 years ago at a house party in the Maryland area while his friend Mark Judge watched.
Kavanaugh denied this and other allegations against him, often bristling at the idea that his appreciation for beer was being twisted.
“I like beer. I don’t know if you do. Do you like beer, Senator, or not?” he asked.
All of the other times were documented in compilations like this one.
Does Brett Kavanaugh like drinking beer? Here, let him tell you. pic.twitter.com/zA0I6XrTcI
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 27, 2018
In another case, a person filed a trademark application for “Kavanaugh Beer,” clearly influenced by this testimony.
The beer references haven’t all been jokes at Kavanaugh’s expense, however, as supporters of his have taken to social media and partaken in a #beers4Brett campaign.
[Image via Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images]