Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, is standing behind Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he faces the Senate Judiciary Committee once again, this time testifying on allegations of sexual assault leveled against him from over 30 years ago.
Like millions of Americans who tuned into the hearings, the young lawyers-in-training gathered on the New Haven campus hung on every word of the testimony, keenly aware of what the spectacle that was unfolding in Washington would mean for the political direction of the country for years to come. Committee investigators specifically asked Judge Kavanaugh about all pending accusations, in specificity.
Christine Blasey Ford, 51, says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during an alcohol-fueled house party in 1982 when she was about 15 and he was about 17.
But Ford, a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine in California, seemed very credible to numerous Yalies who watched the proceedings.
"I believed he was going to rape me", she will say, according to her prepared testimony.
The anonymous letter writer said her daughter "occasionally socialized" with Mr. Kavanaugh in Washington while he was part of the Ken Starr prosecution team. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said.
The Republican committee staff also said that they will do a follow-up interview with Kavanaugh Wednesday.
During his time fielding questions, Kavanaugh revealed himself to be a bitter, bullying, temper tantrum-pitching sack of entitlement-truly the ideal Supreme Court nominee to reflect the Trump doctrine. "These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh".
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Lawrance Hall is shown at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S., September 27, 2018.
After first criticizing the committee for delaying a hearing on the accusation, Kavanaugh said he has never been accused of sexual misconduct until his Supreme Court nomination.
President Donald Trump declined to answer a question about the latest allegations against Kavanaugh as he departed the United Nations on Wednesday. "The questioning round will follow the same format that senators will follow during the round with Ford".
On C-Span, the sober public affairs network that covers the federal government, female viewers called in to share their own experiences of sexual abuse.
New witnesses claim they might actually be the ones responsible for the attack on Christine Blasey Ford, not Judge Brett Kavanaugh. In one typically astonishing point, after Senator Amy Klobuchar asked a very pertinent question about whether Kavanaugh has ever blacked out while drinking, the SCOTUS nominee turned the tables and asked her if she had. Richard Blumenthal of CT made a similar comment, saying that "someone who is honest is also candid about what he or she can not remember".
Two affidavits, from Ford's husband Russell Ford and from the coach of their son's baseball team, say Ford named Kavanaugh as the alleged assailant.
"We have a very supportive community".
Graham, meanwhile, slammed the partisanship of the confirmation process as a whole, saying "I can vote for someone from the other side".