"Her story is all of our stories", said Paterson.
Democratic senators pressed Kavanaugh over and over again to request an FBI investigation if he had nothing to hide. One by one, each GOP senator would make it clear which story he believed - just as all the Democrats gave no doubt as to which story they believed.
"I also witnessed efforts by Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others to cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be "gang raped" in a side room or bedroom by a "train" of numerous boys".
There were several powerful moments in Ford's opening remarks, including details about the night she "met Brett Kavanaugh, the boy who sexually assaulted me". "Just have a little humility on that".
During that wretched piece of reassurance theater, the embattled Supreme Court nominee presented his high school self as a virginal innocent and all-around Very Good Boy. In Kavanaugh's testimony, he also said he was "100%" sure he did not sexual assault anyone. KTVU has not had a chance to speak with Swetnick or vet her claims, other than reading her declaration.
Republican senators say the judiciary committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Later, she told Sen.
Before Ms Ford began, committee chairman Chuck Grassley defended the Republicans' handling of the confirmation proceedings so far.
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At this point, at the White House, on Capitol Hill and in Republican circles around town, there was despair.
Yale's public affairs office trumpeted Kavanaugh in a July press release, following his nomination to the US top court, as a "terrific judge" who wrote "smart, thoughtful and clear" opinions.
Kavanaugh's teetering grasp on winning confirmation was evident when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) suggesting that Ford's testimony could have a tangible effect on sexual assault survivors across the nation.
"What you want to do is destroy this guy's life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020". She alleges that when she went upstairs to use the bathroom, Kavanaugh forced her down on a bed, where he tried to remove her clothes while holding his hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming.
She has said her mind is not yet made up on Kavanaugh.
United States president Donald Trump has acknowledged that past accusations of sexual misconduct against him have influenced the way he views similar allegations against other men, including his Supreme Court nominee.
"Over the past few days, other false and uncorroborated accusations have been aired", he added. With Election Day barely five weeks away and some voters already casting early ballots, Kavanaugh's case will play out in the court of public opinion. I am not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time.
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