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Ford testimony 'credible,' a 'disaster for Republicans'

Ford testimony 'credible,' a 'disaster for Republicans'

In retrospect, I said and did things in high school that make me cringe now. Hirono also said Kavanaugh had been "credibly accused" but then lashed out at Republicans for "prejudging" Ford in advance of hearing her testimony.

Swetnick said she was a victim of one of the gang rapes, but she did not allege that Kavanaugh or Judge attacked her.

"It is not my responsibility to determine whether Mr Kavanaugh deserves to sit on the Supreme Court", Ms Ford, a California psychology professor, is to tell the senators.

In his prepared testimony, Mr Kavanaugh again "unequivocally and categorically" denied her allegation, as well as "other false and uncorroborated accusations" by his other accusers.

She dispatched with a weird theory posited by Republicans that it was not Brett Kavanaugh that assaulted her, but some sort of evil twin or doppelgänger who Dr Ford had mistaken for the judge. But for sexual assault survivors, the moment provoked particular turmoil.

He later called his confirmation process a "national disgrace".

Dr Ford said that when she tried to yell out, he put his hand over her mouth.

What came across, listening to Blasey testify, is her initial faith that the Republicans choosing Kennedy's successor would want to hear from her, that she tried to figure out how to get the information to them before it was too late.

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Polls show Kavanaugh is the most unpopular Supreme Court nominee in recent history.

Kavanaugh made the statements while testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee following allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her in high school. Her parents have noticeably been silent - stonily so, with no letter of support, only the most begrudging words. Republicans have also refused to subpoena Mark Judge, who Ford says was with Kavanaugh when the alleged assault took place. "I think they kept us separated", she said. "But I have been looking forward to today because I felt that I could do something to stand for someone, the way I wish someone had stood for me".

Swetnick, through her lawyer Michael Avenatti, claims that Kavanaugh engaged "in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "no" for an answer". She said that she and Kavanaugh and a small group of other students were playing a drinking game and were both intoxicated.

But political wisdom of this stance undercuts the fact that rage, for Dr Ford, would be an entirely justified emotion.

Some survivors chose not to watch at all.

She wrote that she was incapacitated, perhaps drugged with Quaaludes, and was "unable to fight off the boys raping me". However, he has said he would listen to what Ford has to say at the hearing and, if persuaded, could withdraw the nomination. But I am not watching because I can not bear the disappointment that I think will follow: "Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court Justice", Georgetown law student Desiree Luckey, 27, said in an email.

"I want to know what you want to do", Durbin responded.