Unlike Hill 27 years ago, Blasey was treated gingerly by the committee Republicans, who feared looking as if they were beating up a sexual assault victim and handed over the questioning to an outside counsel who never meaningfully challenged her account.
Kavanaugh has vehemently and repeatedly denied all the allegations against him, including those of Ford and Swetnick.
As part of her opening statement, Ford described the thoughts she had during her alleged encounter with Kavanaugh in high school. Avenatti said Wednesday, July 4, 2018, he doesn't owe any money personally and called the court filing "politically motivated". You may defeat me in the final vote, but you'll never get me to quit. "This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people from all political persuasions from serving our country".
It reads "Go to Timmy's for Skis", which Mr Kavanaugh said likely meant beers. Current Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is an alum as well.
Asked whether Trump has the votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Sanders said: "I certainly hope so, and I certainly think so".
"But you never forget what happened to you". "You can't say here at the beginning". Her allegations (which Kavanaugh denies) are so upsetting they're nearly unbelievable, except that they were made in a sworn affidavit that she signed under penalty of perjury.
But when Kavanaugh showed up in the same hearing room, it was a different nominee than the mild, overly rehearsed jurist who was interviewed on Fox News earlier in the week.
He was asked about the use of the phrase "Devil's triangle" which he said was a type of drinking game.
GOP senators told reporters that members meeting behind closed doors said the committee vote would happen as previously scheduled Friday morning and that the first procedural vote will take place on the Senate floor Saturday.
Bolstered by a career in public service, including numerous government security clearances, the fact that Swetnick signed her declaration "under penalty of perjury" and said she "fully understands the seriousness" of her charges did not keep Trump from calling her claims into question.
He cried as he spoke of how the ordeal has wrecked his family.
Ford's allegations have thrown the outcome in doubt, however, in the 51-49 Republican-controlled Senate.
Ford's allegation emerged last week and has been followed by others.
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"You need more than an accusation for evidence".
Kavanaugh at times appeared angry as he denied the event, and even denied knowing Ford.
"Brett's assault on me drastically altered my life".
"I'm going to take that as a no", Harris interrupted. "I tried to yell for help". "When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling".
She said her most powerful memory was "the uproarious laughter between the two, and them having fun at my expense".
Ms Ford told the top committee Democrat, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, that she had "agonised daily" over coming forward about the alleged decades-old attack.
Julie Swetnick has a pretty serious background and I have a hard time believing she'd lie in a sworn affidavit.
Trump had previously claimed the allegations are false. "The United States is respected again".
Corker says Kavanaugh conducted himself "as well as anyone could expect".
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