Kavanaugh Drama Reaches Decisive Showdown as GOP Pushes Nominee

Some staffers working in the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have been on the receiving end of a series of nasty phone calls that’ve included insults such as “racist trash” and “a disgusting excuse for a human being

Some staffers working in the office of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley have been on the receiving end of a series of nasty phone calls that’ve included insults such as “racist trash” and “a disgusting excuse for a human being

Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegation, but Ford's sexual misconduct claim and several others have placed his confirmation in doubt. His answer has been the same, denial down the line.

Like on the Yale campus, the hearing became a national obsession in many parts of the country on Wednesday.

Two Republicans close to the White House say Trump expressed sympathy for Kavanaugh and his family for having to listen to Ford's tearful recounting of allegations.

The televised hearing promises to be a must-see event that has implications for the November 6 congressional election, when Democrats have a chance to take control of the House and perhaps even the Senate. Trump and Republicans have refused to bring the Federal Bureau of Investigation into the matter.

The process will then be repeated with Kavanaugh, but after he makes his opening statements he's fair game to the full panel of senators - both Dems and Republicans. "Keep the faith, don't get rattled", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of conservatives last week.

According to her prepared comments, Ford said, "I had completed an extensive remodel of our home, and I insisted on a second front door, an idea that he and others disagreed with and could not understand".

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Both took turns aggressively questioning Kavanaugh during his first four days of confirmation hearings in what many saw as a prelude to presidential primary campaigns.

Mitchell's questions steered clear of the details of the alleged assault and focused at times on whether Ford was coordinating with Kavanaugh opponents.

Ford will testify first at the hearing, which starts at 10 a.m. and at her request is being held in a small, wood-paneled hearing room that seats only a few dozen spectators. Republicans have hired Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to ask questions on their behalf. Then Kavanaugh will do the same.

"I will be a governor who stands up for women, speaks out against sexual abuse and believes survivors who have the courage to share their stories", he said. "She knew Brett, she knew who she was dealing with, she knows exactly what happened. And she is going to follow through". She said she was terrified to come forward but did so because she felt it was her civic duty. I think your a coward. "I've never done any such thing", he responded. Sometimes I had too many.

"It does impact my opinions because I've had a lot of false charges made against me", he said.

This time, because of more limited seating, any protesters would have limited ability to disrupt the proceedings.

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Dr Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, is due to testify before the committee.

She says the attack is seared in her memory and she is "100 percent" certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her.

One of the men was interviewed on Monday with a followup interview on Tuesday.

Committee staff interviewed the man again the next day, on September 25, according to the timeline.

As deferential and hushed as Ford's delivery was, Kavanaugh's was incensed and combative. "The details that bring me her are ones I will never forget".

"When Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his original accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver dueling testimony on Thursday, they will conjure drama of an intensity unusual even in the Trump administration".

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Kavanaugh rejected that claim as "from the Twilight Zone".

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