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.
5:10 p.m.: A fifteen-minute recess is taken as senators’ questioning of Kavanaugh continues.
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.
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.
11:30 a.m.: A fifteen minute panel break is called for by Judiciary Chairman Charles E. Grassley of Iowa.
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.
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
10:33 a.m.: Ford is sworn in to give testimony at the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building.
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.
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