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The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

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Ben Pena | 28 September, 2018, 09:30

Blasey Ford testified that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge, both "visibly drunk", pushed her into an upstairs room at the party and locked the door.

"People were responding to her very strongly", Jackson said, although he also cautioned that it measured posts on Twitter and Facebook and was not a representation of total public sentiment.

Hogue said Kavanaugh's role in the Bush White House and his position on Roe v. Wade also disqualifies him - but added that Ford's testimony shows that he "is absolutely unfit to sit on any federal bench".

"There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly", Sen.

Ms Ford has said Mr Kavanaugh trapped her on a bed and tried undressing her, grinding his body against her and muffling her cries with her hand.

Kavanaugh ditched his prepared remarks and instead issued a blistering statement declaring the confirmation process "a national disgrace". She said she was "100 percent" positive that Kavanaugh was the person who sexually assaulted her 36 years ago and displayed her credentials as a psychology professor when describing her trauma. "The other night, Ashley and my daughter Eliza said their prayers, and little Eliza, all of 10 years old, said to Ashley, 'We should pray for the woman.' That's a lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old".

There are now 10 Democrats up for re-election in red states that voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

Later, she told Senator Dick Durbin that her certainty was "100%".

Mitchell's questions steered clear of the details of the alleged assault and focused at times on whether Ford was coordinating with Kavanaugh opponents. When Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota asked if he ever drank so much he blacked out, he snapped, "Have you?"

Trump says he would have pushed Kavanaugh through
Kavanaugh, who was to appear separately, was expected to tell senators he did not commit any of the crimes leveled against him. She claimed that he thrust his penis into her face and forced her to touch it when she pushed it away.

During the hearing Brett Kavanaugh thanked Donald Trump for his steadfast support.

A HuffPost reporter ran into the prosecutor as she was leaving the hearing.

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

Ms Feinstein criticised Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying: "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., led the way with a scorching denunciation of Democrats for raising the allegations against Kavanaugh in the final days of the confirmation process.

But after consulting with lawyers, who advised against pressing charges because they said she would not be believed and her life would be ruined, no charges were filed against the abuser. 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. John Cornyn said, "I'm optimistic".

He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., outlining her sexual assault allegations.

Collins, another Republican supporter of abortion rights, is considered the other Republican swing voter in the Senate.

In the opening statement, Kavanaugh denied Ford's allegations and choked up when discussing his daughter telling him that they should pray for her, among several other times.

Multiple Republican lawmakers haven't said which way they will vote, including two women with reputations as moderates who have been willing to buck their party: Sens.

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