Turning serious, he said “the left was enraged because I failed to behave exactly as they wanted me to behave. They wanted me to prejudice the testimony against Brett Kavanaugh. The right was enraged because I had similarly failed to prejudice the testimony against Christine Ford. I had failed my tribe. I’ve been failing my tribe for quite some time now.”…

While denying the allegations, Kavanaugh acknowledged drinking beer as a youth. Democrats have raised questions about his temperament and whether he was lying about the extent of his use of alcohol.

Flake said if Kavanaugh was found to be misleading on how much he drank, “that’s a little tougher, more fungible answer I think as to how what drinking in excess means. But if he lied on particular things that is demonstrable, then that is disqualifying.”