Rick Santorum can’t take any more of Camerota’s Kavanaugh ‘bulls**t.’ So, he flat-out tells her, on air

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Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum issued an apology after using profanity in a heated defense of Brett Kavanaugh on CNN.

Santorum’s patience ran out as he responded to continued questions Thursday by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on the impending vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh following the conclusion of the latest FBI review which found no supporting evidence for the misconduct allegations against him.

Camerota asked the former senator if he was “comfortable” with the idea of a vote moving forward while there is still “information left on the table,” referring to the people who claim to have relevant information on Kavanaugh’s past conduct but have not been contacted by the FBI.

“This isn’t about drinking in college,” Santorum replied, referring to some claims by Kavanaugh acquaintances that he was a heavy drinker back in his school days who could get aggressive when drunk.

“If the story is about did someone get drunk in college or drink too much in college, then we probably wouldn’t have anyone on the Supreme Court,” he said, pushing back when the CNN host argued that it is a question of credibility.

Santorum wasn’t buying it, dismissing claims by those like Kavanaugh’s former Yale University roommate who accused the judge of lying about his drinking in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.

“Jimmy Roche doesn’t know whether Brett Kavanaugh blacked out” because of his drinking in college, Santorum said. “No one knows.”

Camerota noted that Kavanaugh could have had memory lapses, which aggravated Santorum.

“I just don’t buy that,” he said as Camerota offered an example.

“And you remember that from 35 years ago? Sorry. Bullsh*t. I’m just saying, it’s just ridiculous,” he said, exasperated with the counter-arguing.

“We’ve now gone from serious accusations of sexual assault and now we’re talking about whether he drank too much in college,” Santorum said.

“They’re part and parcel of the same thing,” Camerota insisted as the debate heated up even more.

Santorum apologized for his colorful language in a tweet shortly after his appearance on CNN.

CNN’s John Berman, who co-anchors “New Day,” reponded, admitting he has “said much worse.”

Twitter users appreciated Santorum’s apology as well but some felt he had nothing to be sorry about.

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