Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct, has recalled the incident in an emotional hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. Ford had intentions on remaining anonymous on the case, but once the story became publicized, she believed it was her “civic duty” to come forward.
Kavanaugh steadily denied accusations in a separate hearing before the committee and told senators he “not is intimidated into withdrawing from [the confirmation] process.” It has been brought to the attention of the committee that two women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and gang rape. Kavanaugh has also denied these allegations and believes they are motivated in part, to “ruin his good name.”
Senator Durbin urged Kavanaugh to suspend the hearing and nomination and instead go forward with an open FBI investigation. Kavanaugh believes that he’s innocent of these charges and will do “ whatever the committee wants to do.”