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GOP students threatened to sue bar over Kavanaugh event

October 8, 2018

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.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttp://www.kirotv.com/index.html

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