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Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she initially sent the letter to Eshoo on July 6, a few days before Kavanaugh's nomination. "My responsibility is to tell the truth".

Ms Ford finished her evidence about four hours after the hearing began.

"There is no question that Judge Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court, and in a different political environment, he would be confirmed overwhelmingly", Sen. "I am an independent person and no one's pawn", she said.

Kavanaugh broke down other times, including when he spoke of his childhood friends who have been forced into the spotlight and those who have stuck up for his reputation.

"I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation by Dr Ford", Mr Kavanaugh said in an opening statement during which his voice shook with anger, repeatedly fighting back tears.

Christine Blasey Ford asked if that worked for the members, prompting Grassley to say they're just trying to accommodate her.

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It remains unclear what caused the plane to crash. "Somebody has to look into that and let us now", he told the news website. A cargo plane belonging to Air Niugini went off a runway at Madang Airport in 2013, but there were no casualties.

Kavanaugh also allegedly put his hand over Ford's mouth so she could not scream. He mocked Ford's allegations - and several others since - that have accused him of sexual impropriety. "I don't know who this is and this never happened", Kavanaugh said in a statement issued through the White House.

Republicans are pushing to seat Kavanaugh before the November midterms, when Senate control could fall to the Democrats and a replacement Trump nominee could have even greater difficulty.

It was a powerful day in an intimate hearing room in a Senate office building, and while the accusations against Kavanaugh are criminal and both Kavanaugh and Ford would be breaking the law if they lied under oath, the central question was purely political: will Kavanaugh be confirmed to a lifetime appointment on the highest court in the nation?

"We believe her, we support her, and we thank her for her vast bravery and patriotism", NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue said in a statement.

Republicans can confirm Kavanaugh along party lines, but to do so, they can only afford to lose one vote.

Wallace added: "She obviously was traumatized by an event".

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Many speculated that while the public in 1991 came to dislike Professor Hill, Dr Ford's testimony would be met with sympathy. But she remained uncertain as to whether it was "absolutely" Kavanaugh who committed the alleged assault.

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. "How are you so sure?"

The Judiciary Committee was scheduled to meet Friday morning to vote, with Flake the deciding vote, and Senate Republican leaders planned to move the nomination to the floor perhaps by the weekend.

Among the television viewers on Thursday was Trump, who has mocked the credibility of Kavanaugh's accusers.

After telling Ford that she seemed to have given a clear picture of the alleged assault, Mitchell shifted her focus to the last two months, since Ford first told her representative in the House about her claim.

After the allegations of sexual misconduct, however, he asked for a delay in the confirmation to allow the women who accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify.

"They weren't as serious as the allegations against Kavanaugh, but the point is that there are teenage girls who don't tell stories to a lot of people, and then it comes up".

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But this wasn't the only surprise Meghan's veil, which was designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy Haute Couture, was holding. The Duchess of Sussex looked stunning in one of her favourite designers as she arrived at her first solo engagement on Tuesday.

Cornyn explained her absence, saying there was "some frustration among the senators that they thought there were arguments that needed to be made, that she frankly was not equipped to make".


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