President Trump hinted Tuesday at a rally in Mississippi that Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., could have a drinking habit.
The president told the crowd that they should do an online search for “Patrick Leahy dash drink.”
“Patrick Leahy — oh he’s never had a drink in his life,” Trump sarcastically said at the campaign-style rally. “Check it out. Look under ‘Patrick Leahy slash drink.’”
Trump, who does not drink, seems to be flipping the script on Democrats who have thoroughly questioned the drinking habits of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when he was a teenager.
Leahy is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and was one of the members who questioned Kavanaugh Friday when he testified before the panel on sexual assault allegations against him. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kavanaugh acknowledged that he drank as a late high schooler and early college-aged student, but denies all allegations of sexual assault.
Christine Blasey Ford came out publicly last month accusing Kavanaugh of drunkenly groping her at a high school get-together 36 years ago. Another accuser, Julie Swetnick, said Kavanaugh would often spike the punch at high school parties.
“‘How dare you have a beer when you’re in high school?’” Trump said in a mocking tone toward the Democrats who questioned Kavanaugh.
Trump warned that if the Democrats were to win back the majority in the midterm elections, Patrick Leahy would be in charge of the Appropriations Committee.
On Monday during a press conference in the Rose Garden, Trump said that the Democrats’ questioning of Kavanaugh’s drinking as a teenager was a “disgrace.”
"I watched those senators on the Democrat side, and I thought it was a disgrace. And partially because I know them," said Trump. "I know them too well, and you know what? They are not angels."