GOP students threatened to sue bar over Kavanaugh event
SEATTLE (AP) — A group of Republican college students in Seattle threatened to sue a local bar in order to host an event celebrating the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday after a contentious nomination battle that culminated with a Capitol Hill hearing where the judge emphatically denied allegations of sexual misconduct and acknowledged drinking alcohol while underage.
KIRO-TV reports the University of Washington College Republicans threatened legal action after the sports-themed Shultzy’s Bar and Grill asked the group to go elsewhere because of the “political nature” of their “Beers 4 Brett” event.
Lawyers with the group Freedom X said it would sue if the Republicans were denied service.
The bar declined to comment.
The UW College Republicans’ president said they met there Saturday without disruption.
Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html