Kavanaugh hearing: Sex accuser gives lesson on memory

Kavanaugh hearing: Sex accuser gives lesson on memory

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday held a hearing on Capitol Hill to investigate sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Allegations by other women followed those by Ford.

With millions of Americans alternately riveted and horrified by the televised drama, Blasey and Kavanaugh left no room for compromise, no possibility of confusion, no chance that they remembered something differently.

Enter Graham, who said that if Democrats truly wanted an FBI investigation, they could have spoken up when Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, reprised their public debate over the process that led to the hearing.

Three political scientists who specialize in voting behavior and political psychology told Reuters they expected Ford's testimony to galvanize female Democratic voters to vote in November.

UH law student Jack DiSorbo said, "I think we've seen mostly what we expected to see".

"It's been really interesting to me because it seems more of a trial than a job interview to me". Dean Heller did, and suggesting, like Utah Sen.

Ford said she also sent a tip about Kavanaugh to the Washington Post on July 6, but did not hear back at the time.

The 51-year-old mother of two said the incident was seared into her mind through trauma, while admitting some gaps in her memory around the attack.

He continued: "You may defeat me in the final vote, but you'll never get me to quit".

After the Republican conference meeting, a colleague of Collins, Murkowski, and Flake said the potential Kavanaugh defectors did not tip their hands.

Grassley has cut Mitchell off to tell her it's the Democrats' turn for questioning, which isn't exactly helping the optics goal of bringing in Mitchell in the first place - to avoid awkward moments from the male Republicans. "Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes". This was an extremely hard thing for me to do, but I felt I couldn't not do it'.

As she spoke, supporters, staffers and at least one senator, Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar, could be seen wiping away tears.

Angrily denying the accusations against him, he ended his testimony by swearing to God that he had never attacked women, as alleged, during his school and university days.

Heitkamp is running for re-election this year in a state where Trump is popular, and she is under pressure over her vote on Kavanaugh.

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Asked by Hirono if there was any "political motivation" for her to come forward, Ford said "no" there was not.

The questions seemed more geared toward undermining Dr Ford's credibility - the kind of strategy useful during depositions or trials to undermine a jury's trust in a witness or, perhaps, force them to crack under the accumulated pressure of the interrogation. "Two friends having a really good time with one another". New Jersey Senator Cory Booker called her actions in coming forward "heroic" in a dramatic speech which appeared to prompt Ford to cry.

"And you were the object of the laughter?"

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very unsafe period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people". "And you have to address that one issue only asking two questions", he said.

Republican senators say the judiciary committee plans to vote Friday morning on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., that her certainty was "100 percent".

Drafted in from Arizona, Rachel Mitchell was prodding at times over particulars.

"In an airplane", Ford replied.

Perhaps channeling his father, Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tweeted that he, too, loved Kavanaugh's tone. "Can't do it to testify but for vacation, well it's not a problem at all".

She added: "I was just focused on what I was going to say and my fear about that".

Who paid for the polygraph?

"You don't normally give polygraph tests to victims".

And outside Congress, even many prominent conservatives were willing to praise Ford. When asked again after a lunch break, her counsel interrupted.

"As is routine", interjected the other, Michael Bromwich. Some of these Democrats have indicated that they're still undecided on Kavanaugh.

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