Trump Jr. uses Obama's account of his youth as a defense for Brett Kavanaugh

Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday resurfaced a 2001 interview of former President Barack Obama in an apparent effort to defend Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In the video, Obama recalls that, in his younger days, he drank, got into fights, and “consumed substances that weren’t always legal.”

Trump Jr. shared that footage in a tweet and wrote: “I’m old enough to remember when this was heroic.”

The Hill reports, during Kavanaugh’s recent testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a number of Democrats raised questions about his past drinking habits and asked if he’d ever experienced alcohol-related blackouts.

That hearing was held in hopes of gaining clarity on the allegations of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who testified that whey they were in high school, Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

Kavanaugh emphatically denied that accusation.

“I drank beer with my friends,” Kavanaugh said. “Almost everyone did. Sometimes I had too many beers. Sometimes others did. I liked beer. I still like beer. But I did not drink beer to the point of blacking out and I never sexually assaulted anyone.”