The third person, Mark Judge, a friend of Brett Kavanaugh's who Ford said was in the room when the alleged assault occurred, is a different story, Ford said. In an angry, emotional and at times astonishingly unjudicial opening statement, the appeals court judge lashed out against Democrats on the committee, accused them of unleashing Ford's accusation when it seemed that their ideological objections to his candidacy wouldn't succeed in keeping him off the court.
"All I can say is that we're 40-something days away from the election".
He said his confirmation process has become "a national disgrace" and a "character assassination". "She will testify that Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her when they both attended private schools in a tony suburb outside Washington". "I convinced myself that because Brett did not rape me, I should just move on and just pretend that it didn't happen". Dianne Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
That interview was the first time Ford spoke publicly and in detail about the alleged attack, which she said she had kept largely to herself for decades and only shared with her husband, Russell Ford, in 2012.
Ford said she wouldn't expect that two of those people - her friend Leland Ingham Keyser and a man identified as P.J. Indeed, they couldn't even sustain that ruse for very long, as numerous of them dissolved into anger and whiny lashing out at precisely the moments when Ford's charges were putting Kavanaugh in a hard position. "This brings back so much pain", she said.
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Kavanaugh himself has explicitly said he is not questioning whether Ford had been attacked "by someone, at some point".
Ford went public with her allegations against Kavanaugh on September 16, after Sen.
Ford said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on top of Kavanaugh and the boys toppled off of her.
Graham's rage routine is really about threatening undecided senators like Flake with the anger of the Trump/GOP base, to intimidate them into backing off what the ABA rightly describes as their own duty. They're afraid that they're going to get shamed in our society.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of SC also mentioned the ABA's assessment during an impassioned defence of Judge Kavanaugh on Thursday.
Ms Feinstein criticised Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying: "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". "They need to be heard", Hogan said on Tuesday, according to Politico.