Memorable quotes and exchanges from Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Memorable quotes and exchanges from Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Memorable quotes and exchanges from Kavanaugh-Ford hearing

Washington Post: "Opinion: #MeToo depends on the credibility of the journalists who report on it" - "After The Post broke Christine Blasey Ford's story of sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, I told skeptical friends to withhold judgment, because there was a good chance some outlet was already vetting a second accusation".

The Judiciary Committee, on which Republicans have an 11-10 majority, was to meet on Friday morning and several senators said they expected the panel to vote then.

"I am innocent of this charge", Kavanaugh says. She took turns with the Democratic senators to ask questions in five-minute segments, disrupting her flow. He said he "unequivocally and categorically" denied Ford's allegation and vowed he would not back down. Should Kavanaugh receive the necessary support to move forward as the nominee, the full Senate will assemble on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at which point a vote will be held to determine whether Kavanaugh will be the United States' newest Supreme Court Justice.

Ford was seated at a table in the packed hearing room flanked by her lawyers, facing a bank of senators. Which Kavanaugh did emphatically, calling today's hearing and the two weeks leading up to it "a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election", and "revenge on behalf of the Clintons". "This is a circus".

Opponents of Kavanaugh's nomination said his behavior demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament.

"God helps us all as Republicans", he told reporters.

In evidence for the hearing, Kavanaugh acknowledges drinking in high school with his friends, but says he has never done anything "remotely resembling" the sexual misconduct alleged by his chief accuser.

In his prepared testimony, which was released to media Wednesday, Kavanaugh denied the allegations of sexual assault. That is what binds us to the rule of law.

During testimony that one senator described as "riveting", Ford said she was "100 per cent certain" that Kavanaugh assaulted her in 1982.

The Democratic senators will have free reign to ask questions.

"One hundred percent", she responded.

Mr. Carlson wrote that if the Senate pushes for a vote without an investigation, it would "negatively affect the great trust" Americans have in the Senate.

The moment crystallized the national debate over gender, power and whom to believe in the #Metoo era under President Donald Trump.

Michael Cunningham, a psychology professor at the University of Louisville, said he found Ford's body language and tone of voice to be persuasive.

"We heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh", Flake said. She said she had an "indelible" memory of "the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense".

Others have expressed total faith in Swetnick and praised her for coming forward.

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