Watch Live: Christine Blasey Ford Publicly Accuses Brett Kavanaugh as 'Boy Who Sexually Assaulted Me'
While critics continue to slam the entire GOP-controlled process as a “sham” designed to strip the accuser of dignity and respect, Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning and, mathcing prepared remarks released ahead of time, told lawmakers—and the American audience watching—that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were high school students.
Kavanaugh has adamantly denied the accusations, but with his overall truthfulness already in doubt, the hearing—despite being stacked against Ford in terms of format, say Democrats and women’s rights groups—will be an opportunity for members of the committee and the viewing public to put the veracity of the two witnesses side by side and make a judgement.
The hearing started just after 10:00 AM EDT. Watch:
Thursday’s highly-anticipated hearing comes a day after every Democrat on the committee signed a letter to President Donald Trump calling on him to withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.
The president, meanwhile, was in the midst of his latest unhinged—and “legitimately scary”—public performance at a press conference in New York in which he once again defended Kavanaugh from the numerous allegations that have now been levied against him by three separate and credible women who have gone on the record with their stories.
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