Hours after the associate justice was confirmed and sworn in Saturday, ending a contentious battle over his nomination, De Niro zinged him at the Children’s Diabetes Foundation’s Carousel of Hope event in Beverly Hills.
“The drinks, wine and beer are flowing,” the 75-year-old actor said while receiving an award in a clip posted by TMZ. “But be careful — if you have too much, you may end up on the Supreme Court.”
The Oscar winner’s delivery wasn’t smooth, but he got the message across.
Kavanaugh was confirmed to a seat on the nation’s highest court despite facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Reports that Kavanaugh was a heavier drinker than he claimed during his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee added another dimension to his confirmation fight.