Kavanaugh, Ford testify in Senate Judiciary Committee hearing

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Ford and Kavanaugh's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings begin at 10am EST on Thursday (September 27).

Mr Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge who has always been eyed for the Supreme Court, has repeatedly denied all the allegations, saying he had never heard of the latest accuser and calling her accusations "ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone". "I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school", Ford said.

"It wasn't that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings", she said.

Feinstein took over questioning immediately after Kavanaugh concluded his statement, first asking Kavanaugh whether he believes the FBI should investigate Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's claims. "I know it's hard".

"They were all shocked when Brett Kavanaugh shoved her friend up against the wall very aggressively and sexually.", the letter states.

She said Kavanaugh was an excessive drinker at parties and would engage in rough and aggressive behavior towards women.

"I can always be convinced" Trump said, "It's possible I'll hear [the allegations] and I'll say, I'm changing my mind!"

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Dr. Ford opened with an emotional, tearful recount of the alleged sexual attack by Kavanaugh. Dianne Feinstein and Rachel Mitchell, the attorney hired by the GOP to question Ford.

On Wednesday, Swetnick accused Kavanaugh of being physically abusive toward girls in high school and present at a house party in 1982 where she says she was the victim of a "gang rape".

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said all week that Republicans will turn to a committee vote on Kavanaugh after the hearing. I don't have all the answers, and I don't remember as much as I would like to.

He also reiterated his position that all four accusations are a result of a smear campaign concocted by the Democrats to hinder his confirmation to the Supreme Court.

I am here today not because I want to be.

The fresh allegations include a claim by a woman that Brett Kavanaugh "assaulted a woman he was dating in 1998 while working for independent counsel Ken Starr", according to the complaint.

"I am with judge Kavanaugh and I look forward to a vote", Trump told reporters at the UN's NY headquarters where he is attending the organization's annual General Assembly meetings.