Watch: Brett Kavanaugh's Full Opening Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee


In a sometimes emotional reply to earlier testimony by Christine Blasey Ford recounting an alleged sexual assault when they were both teenagers, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh flatly denied the charges. He called the proceedings a "national disgrace." Kavanaugh also called the allegations a "political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election."