Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh, former treasurer of the Keg City Club, has tested positive for COVID-19. The diagnosis suggests that beer, which Kavanaugh has admitted to liking, is not an effective defense against the virus.
The New York Times reports that Kavanaugh, who has been fully vaccinated since January, tested positive on Thursday. All the justices were tested ahead of Friday's investiture ceremony for Amy Coney Barrett, a working mother whose nomination to the court was the crowning achievement of former president Donald Trump's pro-woman agenda.
Kavanaugh discussed his affection for beer at length during his 2018 confirmation hearing. "I drank beer with my friends. Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer," he told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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