Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

In extraordinary and at times emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Blasey Ford, a psychology professor in California, said it was "absolutely not" possible that she had mistakenly identified Kavanaugh as her attacker. She admitted she had forgotten a few of the details, like how she arrived, the location of the gathering, and how she got home.

Ford, who appeared anxious and nervous throughout, gave an account of her memories from the night of the alleged attack, with her voice frequently breaking as she spoke.

Christine Blasey Ford takes a polygraph exam on her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. "The questioning round will follow the same format that senators will follow during the round with Ford". He and his friend shut her in a room and turned up the music to hide her protests as he assaulted her and covered her mouth to stifle her screams.

In her statement, Swetnick wrote that she first met Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, in 1980 or 1981, when she was in high school and attended "well over ten house parties" with both of them present. This is what terrified me the most and has had the most lasting impact on my life.

"So this could not be a case of mistaken identity?" the committee's top Democrat, Sen. She said she cried with other students as they watched Ford deliver her opening statement Thursday morning, and they led a moment of silence for survivors soon after. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., outlining her sexual assault allegations. Kavanaugh then exposed his penis and shoved it in her face, Ramirez alleges.

This time, it could be the four Democratic committee members who were prosecutors or attorneys general who could ask Kavanaugh the toughest questions.

"The uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense". She also teaches in a consortium program with Stanford University's School of Medicine.

During opening remarks, Chairman Chuck Grassley apologized to both Kavanaugh and Ford for the way they have been treated.

Kavanaugh is testifying in one last Senate hearing before a confirmation vote set for Friday.

The latest accusations came Wednesday from Julie Swetnick, who alleged in a sworn statement that Kavanaugh would drink to excess and "engage in abusive behavior" toward teenage girls when he was in high school at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. "Since my nomination in July, there's been a frenzy in the left, to come up with something - anything, to block my confirmation". "These are last-minute smears, pure and simple", he said. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) saw a 147% increase "above normal volume" in calls to the National Sexual Assault Hotline on Thursday.

Republicans have accused Ford and the other women of making unproven allegations and have questioned why they'd not publicly revealed them for decades.

The 53-year-old judge also outlined his own recollection of his teenage years, saying he was largely focused on academics, sports, church and service.

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