Third Woman Accuses US Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh of Sexual Misconduct

Cheryl Sanders
September 28, 2018

She said it was her attackers' laughs.

Wednesday's ad expresses support for survivors of sexual assault against the backdrop of high-profile accusations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Ford also during her sworn testimony that she was "100 percent" certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her. He unequivocally denied every sexual misconduct allegation against him, calling them a "calculated and orchestrated political hit".

Sen. Doug Jones, a first-term Democrat from Alabama, said he would vote no on Kavanaugh's bid for the Supreme Court.

The 11 Republicans on the committee are all men.

Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell.

When Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein asked her if it could be a case of mistaken identity, as Kavanaugh and some Republican senators have suggested, Ford replied: "Absolutely not". "I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me". "The uproarious laughter between the two and they're having fun at my expense", she said, her voice quaking.

The California psychology professor spoke carefully and deliberately during the hearing, using scientific terminology at one point to describe how a brain might remember details of events decades later.

Ford alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his Georgetown Preparatory School classmate Mark Judge locked her in a bedroom at a party in 1982.

A woman who identified herself as a survivor of rape confronted Sen. He said that a 35-year-old allegation should not become the new standard for withholding a nomination and that Democrats strategically dropped the accusation right before the hearing. In a video posted by Cheddar's Brad Smith, Ford's testimony could be heard across an unusually quiet NYSE floor as traders watched intently.

"I love Kavanaugh's tone", the younger Trump said in one post.

Later, she told Senator Dick Durbin that her certainty was "100%".

That impression wasn't dampened when the prosecutor, Rachel Mitchell, seemed to disappear when it was Kavanaugh's turn to testify.

"You have inspired and you have enlightened men in America to listen respectfully to women survivors - and men who have survived sexual attack - and that is a profound public service, regardless of what happens with this nomination", he said.

"His failure to ask, in my view, for an FBI investigation, is tantamount to a cover up", said Blumenthal.

Before Ms Ford began, committee chairman Chuck Grassley defended the Republicans' handling of the confirmation proceedings so far. "The Kavanaugh nomination process has been flawed from the beginning", he said, adding that Ford was credible and courageous.

Mr Kavanaugh and Ms Ford are the only witnesses invited to give evidence before the panel.

Republicans are trying to get Kavanaugh, 53, confirmed as early as next week.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti has provided a statement from a client to the committee.

Republicans acknowledged that much was riding on Mr Kavanaugh's performance.

One adviser who had said Kavanaugh might be doomed said the nominee improved his chances with his testimony. In the summer of 2006, Kavanaugh finally made it on the court.

A second woman, Deborah Ramirez of Colorado, claims Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a drunken party when they were freshmen at Yale University.

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