Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh hearing: What we learned

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh hearing: What we learned

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh hearing: What we learned

Kavanaugh denied the accusation.

Her answer to Leahy's question was both emotional and scientific: "Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter", Ford said, "the uproarious laughter between the two and their having fun at my expense".

Say it louder for the people in the back: However we dress, wherever we go, YES means YES and NO means NO!

"You say it was Brett Kavanaugh that covered your mouth to prevent you from screaming", the senator said. When it comes to trying to arrive at the accurate recollection of trauma, she said, "there's no study that shows that this setting, in five-minute increments, is the best way to do that".

Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party more than three decades ago, took the polygraph test on August 7 in a conference room at a hotel near Baltimore/Washington International airport.

Earlier two women - Christine Ford and Deborah Ramirez - came out publicly alleging that they were sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh 36 and 25 years ago respectively. "I'd never do to them what you've done to this guy".

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"It's nice to see a conservative man fight for his honor and his family against a 35-year-old claim with ZERO evidence and lots of holes that amounts to nothing more than a political hit job by the Dems", Trump Jr. wrote. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that her certainty was "100 percent".

At times, Kavanaugh's frustrations boiled over.

Before the witness could speak a word, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and its ranking member, California Democratic Sen.

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Ms Ford will testify first at the hearing, which starts at 10am (3pm United Kingdom time) and at her request is being held in a small hearing room that seats only a few dozen spectators.

As she spoke, supporters, staffers and at least one senator, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, could be seen wiping away tears.

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"In approximately 1982, I became the victim of one of these "gang" or "train" rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present", Swetnick alleged. He mocked Ford's allegations - and several others since - that have accused him of sexual impropriety.

"All this is extremely serious, and we take it very serious, but again these are allegations that are made and they have to come forth and prove their statements and he has a right to clear himself", Manchin told Talking Points Memo Tuesday. Make sure you're registered to vote, so you can make these GOP septuagenarians understand this November that there are consequences to their abhorrent actions. The memory - and Kavanaugh's laughter during the act - was "locked" in her brain, she said.

"I can always be convinced", he said.

Republicans quickly expressed their determination to move forward.

Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear before Senate Judiciary Committee to present his case.

Ford describes the alleged assault. The committee is now comprised of 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, leaving the majority with little margin for error - if just one Republican breaks, the nomination will be left in limbo. She wanted to know who paid for Blasey's polygraph test, and if she'd been coached by the Democrats, and why her allegations came out when they did.

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