As Ford’s testimony in front of the mostly male Senate Judiciary Committee proceeds through 21 rounds of questioning from 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, thousands of Twitter users are praising her bravery. The boys’ laughter was “indelible in the hippocampus”, she said, using her scientific expertise to describe how memories are stored in the brain and adding, “It’s locked in there”.
In her written testimony submitted Wednesday, Ford pushed back against Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who have cast her as part of a smear campaign meant to thwart Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
Feinstein responded to Grassley’s criticism when she began her opening remarks, saying, “Yes, I did receive a letter from Dr. Ford. the next day, I called Dr. Ford, we spoke on the phone, she reiterated that she wanted this held confidential”. Anita Hill said the Kavanaugh and Ford hearing needs a “real investigation” if it is to be an improvement on the one she endured 27 years ago.
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. She tweeted that the Senate’s handling of Ford’s claim “sends a message to survivors about how their allegations will be received if they take the courageous step of coming forward”.
Kavanaugh denied the incident occurred, that he had sexually assaulted any woman in Rhode Island or that two men injured him and someone named Mark.
Guerry said Ford felt “it was her duty to bring this forward” despite the potential for being attacked for her accusation. A democrat, she is the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Swetnick claims that both Kavanaugh and his close school friend Mark Judge engaged in “highly inappropriate” conduct which included being “overly aggressive with girls”.
Rachel Mitchell, a sex-crimes prosecutor from Arizona, was selected by Senate Republicans to ask questions on their behalf during the Kavanaugh-Ford hearings.
“When Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his original accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver dueling testimony on Thursday, they will conjure drama of an intensity unusual even in the Trump administration”.
Kavanaugh pinned the allegations on “pent-up” bitterness about President Donald Trump’s election and his work in the 1990s on the Starr investigation into President Bill Clinton.
Graham concluded by exhorting his Republican colleagues not to allow the allegations against Kavanaugh to derail his nomination.
However, he has said he would listen to what Ford has to say at the hearing and, if persuaded, could withdraw the nomination.
A third woman stepped forward Wednesday to accuse Supreme Court hopeful Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. “I’m here to tell the truth”.