UPDATE: Here is Judge Kavanaugh’s very strong and emotional opening statement:
A visibly angry Brett Kavanaugh adamantly denied the accusations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford, telling senators Thursday his name has been “totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations” while blasting the process as a “national disgrace” and a “circus.”
“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” the Supreme Court nominee told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a hearing on the accusations against him. “The Constitution gives the Senate an important role in the confirmation process. But you have replaced advise and consent with search and destroy.”
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The previous story is below.
“This is a disaster for the Republicans,” Wallace said, noting that Democrats were landing “haymakers” with their follow-up questions to Ford.
“The Democrats are making their points and building her credibility, and Rachel Mitchell has, so far, not landed a glove on this witness.”
Ford has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, of forcing himself on her when they were both Maryland high school students in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegation, but Ford’s sexual misconduct claim and several others have placed his confirmation in doubt.
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That was brutal for Ford.
– Doesn't remember day of polygraph or funeral
– Says she doesn't know if she paid for the polygraph
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) September 27, 2018
I mean, your grandmother's funeral is a pretty big marker in memory. She can't remember if she took the poly the same day or the next day in her hotel room?
— stephiegal (@stephiegal) September 27, 2018