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CNN’s Jake Tapper Finds Brett Kavanaugh’s Drinking Claims to Be ‘Interesting’

Cable news host appeared on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' to discuss the Supreme Court nominee's college years

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CNN talking head Jake Tapper (shown above right) appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Monday night and did what many liberals and leftists are currently doing: He honed in on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s admission to drinking while in college.

Tapper said he assumes Kavanaugh (above left) will be confirmed to the Supreme Court despite sexual misconduct allegations against him from multiple women — all of which he has vehemently denied.

The incidents allegedly took place in the early ’80s, when Kavanaugh was in his high school and college years.

Kavanaugh has served as a circuit judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for the past 12 years. He graduated from Yale College cum laude and holds a degree in American history.

The Colbert audience on Monday night responded to Tapper’s prediction about Kavanaugh by booing.

Colbert, always the reliable leftist comedian, joked that they were actually yelling, “Boof.”

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The reference is to a high school yearbook Kavanaugh signed decades ago — which was dredged up during last week’s hearing, in which the Supreme Court nominee and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Those appearances were televised live.

Kavanaugh had shrugged off the raunchy reference in the yearbook as a joke, but the actual word refers to ingesting drugs in a disgusting way. When asked about it before the judiciary committee, Kavanaugh said that he was referring to flatulence.

“You want to talk about flatulence at age 16 on a yearbook page?” the Supreme Court nominee said at one point, when Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) questioned him about the yearbook reference.

As an indication of how biased so much of the culture is today, Urban Dictionary — a crowdsourced online dictionary — now has one of the definitions of boofing on its site listed as “the act of smirkingly perjuring oneself before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.”

After Colbert made his “boof” comment on Monday night, Tapper said, “I don’t honestly know what it is. I know what Urban Dictionary says it is, and I find it hard to believe it’s flatulence.”

“Did you go to prep school?” Colbert responded.

“I did not but I went to Dartmouth,” said Tapper.

Welcome to 2018 — when the definition of “boofing” and a 53-year-old judge’s drinking habits from decades ago, when he was in college, are the most politically pressing matters of the day for leftists.

“‘Animal House’ is based on Dartmouth,” Colbert said, referring to the classic 1978 John Belushi comedy that gave an entertaining glimpse into campus fraternity life.

Of his days at Dartmouth, Tapper said, “Yes, and I was drinking in the late ‘80s on campus. He’s [Kavanaugh] drinking in the early ‘80s on campus. So I find some of the claims he’s making to be interesting.”

Welcome to 2018 — when the definition of “boofing” and a 53-year-old judge’s drinking habits from decades ago, when he was in college, are the most politically pressing matters of the day for leftists.

Check out part of Tapper’s appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” below:

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