Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee

Toby Graves
September 28, 2018

Earlier, Ford's account, delivered in a soft and sometimes-halting voice, came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held an extraordinary session that Republicans hope will salvage Kavanaugh's chances of joining the high court. She admitted she had forgotten a few of the details, like how she arrived, the location of the gathering, and how she got home.

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. When asked what she would like to see in the hearing, she cited "respect", saying that challenging Ford's credibility could discourage others from coming forward. The president watched aboard Air Force One as he returned to Washington from the United Nations, said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge, entered the room and locked the door behind them, she said. But she remained uncertain as to whether it was "absolutely" Kavanaugh who committed the alleged assault.

She said she was pushed onto the bed and groped by a "very inebriated" Kavanaugh, who tried to remove her clothes, but struggled, in part due to the one-piece bathing suit she was wearing beneath her clothing. Extraordinarily competent but also modest, deferential, solicitous, polite, and visibly nervous in the face of male authority, Dr Ford was a vision of womanhood that our culture finds more palatable than the angry, strident or frustrated affect that the Me Too movement has sometimes been characterized as having.

When the committee's top Democrat, Sen.

Afterwards Ford will leave the room and Kavanaugh will enter and make his opening statement and then also be questioned in the same manner by the senators.

But she returned to that point later, when responding to a question from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, asked how she could be sure that Kavanaugh was the attacker, Ford said, "The same way I'm sure I'm talking to you right now".

Senior Senate Democrat Patrick Leahy was among those who questioned her bluntly about the attack, asking about her strongest memory of the incident. She also teaches in a consortium program with Stanford University's School of Medicine.

Kavanaugh was referring specifically to allegations by Julie Swetnick, whose name and allegations became public Wednesday, a day before the hearings. In hopes that it won't be he who does this, she has had to make a spectacle of her pain for national consumption, with the full understanding that numerous Senators witnessing her pain would vote to confirm Kavanaugh anyway. "Since my nomination in July, there's been a frenzy in the left, to come up with something - anything, to block my confirmation".

The report said the caller contacted Whitehouse's office the morning of September 24, 2018, after he saw Kavanaugh's high school yearbook photo on television and realized one of those men was Kavanaugh.

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

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