Yesterday, September 27th, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford both appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee in a high-stakes public hearing that lasted nearly 9 hours.
In the morning, Dr. Ford delivered emotional testimony, recounting details of her alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh, whom she identified with “100% certainty as her attacker.”
In the afternoon, Judge Kavanaugh emphatically and emotionally denied all accusations, and called his confirmation process a “national disgrace.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee, which includes 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, is voting on Kavanaugh this morning. Republican Senator Jeff Flake, considered by many to be a key vote, has announced that he will vote to confirm Kavanaugh.
This afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send Kavanaugh's nomination to the Senate floor with a favorable recommendation.
However, thanks to a demand from Senator Flake, Senate Republican leaders have agreed to a delay a full confirmation vote by as much as one week, to allow time for an F.B.I. investigation into accusations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh.
Food For Thought
Did the hearing change anything? Is more investigation needed, or is it time to vote?