The Ford Hearing in Photos: Kavanaugh’s Nomination Process Continues as Accuser Testifies

Thursday, Sept. 27, in photos as captured on Capitol Hill

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday. He was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (POOL Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Thursday. He was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (POOL Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Posted September 27, 2018 at 12:10pm

The eyes of the world are on Capitol Hill on Thursday as Christine Blasey Ford testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her accusations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh when both were in high school.

We’ll post the entire day in photos here, with the most recent appearing first:

5:30 p.m.: Questioning has resumed of Kavanaugh.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)

5:10 p.m.: A fifteen-minute recess is taken as senators’ questioning of Kavanaugh continues.

Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., points to posters as he questions Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., points to posters as he questions Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
A group of women are arrested after sitting-in outside of the Supreme Court on First Street in Washington in protest of Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the high court. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A group of women are arrested after sitting-in outside of the Supreme Court on First Street in Washington in protest of Brett Kavanaugh to be a justice on the high court. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A woman is loaded into a police van after being arrested for sitting in on First Street outside of the Supreme Court as high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A woman is loaded into a police van after being arrested for sitting in on First Street outside of the Supreme Court. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

3:14 p.m.: “The confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh said about his nomination and the hearing Thursday, which just hours earlier heard testimony about an alleged evening in suburban D.C. in approximately 1982. 

3:10 p.m.:“I denied the allegation immediately,” Kavanaugh told the senators in his opening testimony.

Kavanaugh is sworn in to the Senate Judiciary Committee. (POOL PHOTO/SAUL LOEB/AFP)
Kavanaugh is sworn in to the Senate Judiciary Committee. (POOL PHOTO/SAUL LOEB/AFP)

2:15 p.m.: The Senate Judiciary panel entered a recess period for 45 minutes after the testimony of Ford had concluded. Kavanaugh is set to testify after the recess is over. 

A tear runs down the cheek of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., as Ford testifies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
A tear runs down the cheek of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., as Ford testifies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, continues her questioning of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying to the panel on allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, continues her questioning of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying to the panel on allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court nominee. GOP Sens. Michael D. Crapo, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse and Ted Cruz are seen in the background. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, continues her questions of Ford after the panel's first break. Sens. (from left), Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, continues her questions of Ford after the panel's first break. Sens. (from left), Ben Sasse, R-Neb., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, listen on. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Protests for and against Kavanaugh have been ongoing on Thursday as Ford testifies. In Hart Senate Office Building, a woman wears a button in support of the nominee. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Protests for and against Kavanaugh have been ongoing on Thursday as Ford testifies. In Hart Senate Office Building, a woman wears a button in support of the nominee. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A woman cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as Ford testifies. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
A woman cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as Ford testifies. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)

11:30 a.m.: A fifteen minute panel break is called for by Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa.

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 27, 2018. (POOL PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / AFP)
Ford testifies and answers questions about a written statement she gave to a polygrapher in her own handwriting. The written statement includes the allegations against Kavanaugh, outlining what happened at a party in the 1980s (POOL PHOTO/SAUL LOEB/AFP)
Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell prepares to question Blasey Ford. Mitchell will conduct questioning for the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary panel. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / Saul LOEB)
Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell prepares to question Ford. Mitchell is conducting questioning for the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (POOL/AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB)
Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., delivers coffee to Blasey Ford as she testifies. (POOL Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Senate Judiciary member Cory Booker, D-N.J., delivers coffee to Ford as she testifies. (Win McNamee/Getty Images/POOL)

When Ford finishes her testimony, she tells Grassley that she can start answering questions as long as she gets some caffeine. A cup of coffee is delivered to her by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. 

Christine Blasey Ford reads her written remarks as an opening statement following the chairman and ranking member's opening statements. (POOL Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Ford reads her written remarks as an opening statement following the chairman and ranking member’s opening statements. (POOL Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

10:41 a.m.: “I convinced myself that because Brett did not rape me, I should just move on and pretend that it didn’t happen. … I told my husband before we were married” about the sexual assault, she said as she read her prepared opening remarks to the Senate Judiciary panel. She talked about also discussing the event in therapy sessions earlier this decade.

Watch: Christine Blasey Ford’s Full Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee

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Blasey Ford is sworn in by Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, on Thursday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Ford is sworn in Thursday by Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Senate Judiciary hearing on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)

10:33 a.m.: Ford is sworn in to give testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. 

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify on Thursday during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, focusing on allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh against Blasey Ford in the early 1980s. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify Thursday during the Senate Judiciary hearing on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, focusing on her allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh in the early 1980s. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
SEPTEMBER 27: Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives in the Senate Judiciary Committee where Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will testify about Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (POOL/AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Chairman Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. (POOL/AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

10:00 a.m.: Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley gavels in the committee to hear testimony relating to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.  

Protesters rally in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium in support of Ford as she begins her testimony on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
Protesters rally in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium in support of Ford as she begins her testimony on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call)
hristine Blasey Ford, center, arrives to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (POOL/AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Ford arrives Thursday to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill. (POOL/AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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