Following Thursday's hearing, the American Bar Association pressed the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay Kavanaugh's confirmation process so the Federal Bureau of Investigation would have time to do a more thorough background check. "So I believe once he gets to the Supreme Court, he will call the balls and strikes fairly", Conway said.
Vanity Fair writer Maya Kosoff tweeted that she was watching from the waiting room at a doctor's office.
Trump was reportedly unhappy with Kavanaugh's attempt to get out ahead of yesterday's hearing by portraying himself in a Fox News interview as an innocent choirboy who never had any sexual contact in high school, let alone a person who could be capable of the kind of violent attack Christine Blasey Ford has alleged.
'We've been trying to investigate other allegations.
Opponents of Kavanaugh's nomination said his behavior demonstrated a lack of judicial temperament.
The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter. As the Post points out, the hearing has especially resonated with victims of sexual assault - one of whom, a 76-year-old woman, was inspired to share her story with C-SPAN during one of the hearing's breaks. Amy Klobuchar, a Minnesota Democrat. It wasn't Kavanaugh's words, she said, but rather a sound.
Thursday's searing and lengthy hearing has not changed Republicans' confirmation timeline. After being repeatedly asked about the circumstances of the polygraph test - when she took it, where she took it, who had recommended the tester - Ford's lawyers interjected to say that they had paid for the test, "as is routine".
President Donald Trump on Thursday reaffirmed support for his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after the judge gave hours of testimony denying having sexually assaulted several women in his youth.
Whose story the majority of senators believe will ultimately determine whether Kavanaugh, 53, sits on the Supreme Court, cementing a conservative majority on the court for a generation.
Regardless of whether he is confirmed, Kavanaugh said, they have already done that.
"Her generally calm and soft-spoken, yet firm, voice seemed consistent with the feminine sex-role", he said.
"This thing was sprung on me", Kavanaugh said. And in the process, they want to "destroy this guy's life", Graham said. But the professor had doubts about the impact of Kavanaugh's show of emotions. Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who was detained by Republicans on the committee to question Ford, would later tell Ford that she was "struck" by the fact that Ford appeared "terrified". He presented the senators with what he said were handwritten calendars from 1982 showing his activities and whereabouts. "Men are taught this at an early age - when women cry, we sympathize".
Shortly before, Ford had told the same senators that she was "100 percent" certain a drunken young Kavanaugh was the one who had pinned her to a bed, tried to remove her clothes and clapped a hand over her mouth as she tried to yell for help. He concluded that Ford may have fared better in the court of public opinion.
In a later instance at the hearing, Ford was asked what she remembered most about the alleged assault, in which she used brain function to again describe her memory. "So that vetting result is on the desk of every Democratic senator". "Kavanaugh, by contrast, was unapologetically angry".