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

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

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

Jo Langford, a Seattle-based therapist who works with men and boys who have committed sexual offenses, said he was struck by the contrast between Kavanaugh's anger and Ford's "stable and straightforward cadence". Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh.

'Once the press started reporting on the existence of the letter I had sent to Senator Feinstein, I faced mounting pressure, ' said Ford.

He said his confirmation process has become "a national disgrace" and a "character assassination". "They can't possibly both be right!" "That people are not going to believe them".

Kavanaugh has denied the allegations, and other sexual assault accusations from two other women.

Ford "was calm in a way every sexual assault victim is asked to be, lest they be written off as "unhinged" and "emotional" and, as a result, no longer credible", Campoamor said. The hearing marked the first time Ford had spoken publicly about her accusation, which could derail the confirmation, redefine the "Me Too" era and affect the fight for control of Congress in the November 6 election.

Meanwhile, there were signs the remarkable testimony before the panel - in which Kavanaugh angrily declared his innocence and Ford calmly recounting the moment in which she says he attacked her - had registered negatively with two organizations whose support Kavanaugh had earlier received. Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegations.

The Republican senator also asked Kavanaugh, "Would you say you've been through hell?" She said she was "terrified" to testify before the committee and that she she "agonized daily" about whether to come forward with her claim.

Ford went public with her allegations against Kavanaugh on September 16, after Sen.

"Absolutely", Ford said, later adding, "100 per cent". An official involved in the process said the White House offered their own suggestions for female lawyers to conduct questioning, all of whom were rejected. She said Judge, who she has identified as being in the bedroom during the alleged altercation, was arranging shopping carts and seemed "nervous" and didn't want to speak with her.

On his message for young men, Mr Trump said: "It's a very risky period in our country, and it's being perpetrated by some very evil people".

The interview Kavanaugh and his wife gave to Fox News on Monday was intended largely to cast Kavanaugh in a "sympathetic" light and to humanize the man behind the allegations.

At that point, she said she ran out of the house and went home, but still does not remember how she got back from the party.

Republicans can advance Kavanaugh's without any support from Democrats, but given their 51-49 seat majority in the chamber, Kavanaugh's supporters can only lose one vote and still advance his nomination.

Senior officials in the West Wing were openly complaining Thursday that the female prosecutor Republicans brought in to question Ford and Kavanaugh wasn't helpful. 'The letter included my name, but requested that the letter be kept confidential'.

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