Kavanaugh And His Accuser Testify In Front Senate Judiciary Committee

By Bill Galluccio

September 27, 2018

All eyes are on the Senate Judiciary Committee as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify about an alleged incident of sexual assault that occurred when the two were in high school. The hearing will be the first time both Kavanaugh and Ford will testify under oath on the matter. 

In prepared remarks, Ford detailed her claims of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. She said that she believes he was going to rape her when he climbed on top of her and groped her during a party. She said that she was only able to get away because Kavanaugh's friend knocked him off her.  

Kavanaugh has denied the incident in prepared testimony, saying that the "allegation of misconduct is completely inconsistent with the rest of my life."

I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation against me by Dr. Ford. I never had any sexual or physical encounter of any kind with Dr. Ford. I am not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time. But I have never done that to her or to anyone. I am innocent of this charge.

The two will be questioned by Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who is a registered Republican and worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for 26 years. She specializes in prosecuting sex crime cases.   

The committee is scheduled to vote Friday on if it will advance Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court or not. 

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