LIVE: Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary

The Senate hearings to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will continue Thursday morning, but with a headline-grabbing twist: the woman who first accused the jurist of sexual misconduct will publicly testify.

Christine Blasey Ford, a research psychologist from California, accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault at a house party three decades ago, when he was a student at Georgetown Prep.

Days later, a second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a party. And on Wednesday, another accuser, Julie Swetnick submitted a sworn statement accusing Kavanaugh of having been present during her “gang rape” at a party in 1982.

Kavanaugh has denied all of the claims, calling the latest one “from The Twilight Zone.” Both he and Ford will testify on the matter Thursday.

The session will begin at 10 a.m. ET.

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328 Responses to LIVE: Brett Kavanaugh & Christine Blasey Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary

  1. .@SteveDaines You’d leave your daughter’s wedding to fly back to DC and take away her rights? Talk about ruthless. Even punishing your granddaughters to be even before they’re born? On your daughter’s wedding day? Sweet Jesus!

  2. If a Black man falsely accused of a crime acted like #BrettKavanaugh, people like @LindseyGraham & @senatemajldr would have NEVER defended his anger. It would have enraged them even more. The racists would have called him a brute savage. But Black ppl have to hide their emotions.

  3. Ametia says:

    Photo by Democratic Underground

    • Ametia says:

      And Mcturtle’s wife?

      She’s getting PAID with our tax $$4 to ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH, ZERO!

      Analysis finds 290 hours of ‘private’ meetings on Chao’s calendar
      BY EMILY BIRNBAUM – 10/01/18 09:35 AM EDT

      Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has spent more than 290 hours in meetings labeled “private” during her first 14 months in the position, according to a new Politico analysis of her calendars.

      Documents obtained by Politico through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) indicate Chao has spent a large amount of time in “private” meetings, which have usually taken place on Fridays after lunchtime.

      One Department of Transportation (DOT) spokesperson told Politico some of the “private” time was spent traveling, while other blocks involved appointments ranging “from doctor’s appointments to meeting with personal friends to tending to personal needs or regularly sharing meals with her husband.”

      Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).


    • Ametia says:

      Damn, just DAMN. Frightening to think Kavanaugh thinks this outrageous raping of girls/women is just dandy! Yo believe you are untouchable, whilst completely violating a woman’s body, her psyche…..

      So unfit!

  4. Ametia says:

    WH & 45 are using stalling tactics with FBI

  5. Trump is single handedly destroying our institutions. One minute he’s dragging the @FBI through the muck and in the next he wants to use them in a cover up to clear the guilty. Checks and Balances have gone to hell.

  6. Lying to Congress, accused of sexual assault, accused of gang rapes and white men STILL voting to give him a seat on the Supreme Court. #BrettKavanaugh #CrimingWhileWhite

  7. .@JeffFlake is voting yes on #Kavanaugh.

  8. Lindsey Graham performed today. He was Mr Bojangles. Who was he tap dancing for? #KavanaughHearings

  9. eliihass says:

    Well, looks like his blatant lies today are going to trigger some serious reckoning from those who know him but have kept silent until today… and can’t stand his lies..

  10. No way this thug belongs on ANY court much less the Supreme Court. Entitled, arrogant, belligerent ass! He has no self control. NONE! #KavanaughHearings

  11. eliihass says:


    The usual suspects in the media are already rallying for Kavanaugh …casting him as somehow also ‘sympathetic’, and giving permission to and emboldening the Repugs and the treasonous buffoon who owns them all, to go on and ‘plow him through’, offering no push-back, and guaranteeing him and them that there won’t be consequences, and that they’ll provide them cover…

    When push comes to shove, the likes of David Gergen, George Will, Dana Bash, Kate Boulduan, Jonathan Lemire, are all about buoying the Alt-Right/republican agenda…


  12. #Kavanaugh showed his ass by arguing with Democrats, questioning them. His mean side and arrogance came out. He couldn’t control himself. Entitled mofo! #KavanaughHearings

  13. eliihass says:

    Rafael Cruz is really, really full of it.. Ugh.. what a phony… He and Kavanaugh, hard to tell who’s more off-putting…

  14. eliihass says:

    Mazie Hirono does not suffer fools, has no use for, and does not do kumbayah … How did I never notice..

    She’s a no-frills, straightforward, no beating about the bush, no bull-shitter..

  15. Ametia says:

    Why is the media airing Lindsey Graham’s HISTRIONICS?

    • eliihass says:

      Just like they all yucked it up praising and normalizing the treasonous buffoon and his ridiculousness at the UN yesterday…

      The media seems to be all in in the protection of this seriously sick Dystopian nightmare..

  16. Ametia says:

    Brett is on AUTO PILOT now. He’s been coached to not go near the booze, girls, sex, you know the ugly, nasty, shit he did.

  17. Ametia says:

    i want Harris to nail this MOFO

  18. Ametia says:

    Ha! Lindsey Graham is one DIVA. Stop with the histrionics,

  19. Ametia says:


    • eliihass says:

      Graham has been invoking and dissing Cosby for 2 days.. while he shamelessly sucks up to the ultimate sex perv treasonous buffoon who promised him an illegitimate cabinet position..

  20. eliihass says:

    Typical jerk..

    Never engaged with his wife during his original 2 hearings… but now that he’s in trouble, he’s suddenly lavishing her with attention..

    And can the freaking media stop legitimizing a treasonous buffoon with all this endless use of ‘the president’.. WTF??!!

  21. Ametia says:

    OH OH! Senator Durbin just asked Breet K. to turn to Don McGin and ask for a suspension of the vote to nomination

  22. Ametia says:
  23. Ametia says:

    Answer the question, Brett. Should Judge testify?


  24. eliihass says:

    Some day we will find out what they have on Ms. Lindsey.. something is seriously up… It can’t just be auditioning for Beauregard’s job.. or Mattis’…

    • Ametia says:

      Brett won’t answer the questions. His DEFAULT is what he did in high school, like sports, and soup kitchens.

      WTF does this have to do with sexual assault. Fillarbustering motherphucka!

  25. rikyrah says:

    Amazing contrast in gender norms and expectations. Ford (who says she was sexually assaulted) is almost apologetic in her testimony. Kavanaugh, the alleged perpetrator, is yelling and angry.— Sam Stein (@samstein) September 27, 2018

  26. Liza says:

    Yep, and it’s an ugly thing to behold…

  27. eliihass says:

    The yelling… the self-pity.. oy up Mr.. This is a pampered, sociopathic mummy’s boy dignity… and not an ounce of honor in this entitled fella..

    Look at him nodding and smiling once Grasseley steps in.. this is a pure sociopath..

  28. eliihass says:

    This Kavanaugh guy is a true bad amigo …throwing his friend under the bus and making crap up to cover his butt… But Senator Leahy is not having any of it… he remembers Kavanaugh’s lies under oath from before..

  29. eliihass says:

    Thank you Cynthia Alksne… temper tantrum… belligerent… bad temperament for a judge.. horrid..

  30. eliihass says:

    Nicole Wallace defaulting to her Repug, Bush43 roots… to protect one of their own… Any other person, she might have torn them apart …told the truth about this unbecoming performance of a grown man who wants to sit on the highest court in our land..,

  31. eliihass says:

    He’s a terrible actor.. and still dodging and hedging.. still deflecting …and trying to change topics like the treasonous buffoon..,

    He thinks he’s slick.. arrogant entitled slippery MF..

  32. Ametia says:

    Clearly needs a drink, ya think?

    • eliihass says:

      Peep Dr Ford’s bearded pro bono attorney in the back of the room… peeping his head out every so often and clearly stunned at this JV performance by this fool everyone touted as SC material.. Even Ms Mitchell is clearly disgusted and disappointed in his performance…you can hear it in her voice..

  33. Ametia says:


  34. Ametia says:

    Here, something for you Mrs Kavanagh

  35. Ametia says:

    What say you Susan Collins & Lisa M., hmm?

    • eliihass says:

      He’s only angry that the assured and his ultimate dream of sitting on the highest court of the land is unraveling..

      He even invokes his minor daughters to serve and advance his selfish ambitions..

      And his arrogance and heightened sense of entitlement… his rambling boast and uncontrollable lashing out is something to behold…

      He’s still dangling his faux-future SC clerkship as carrots to female clerks who he’s hoping will keep covering for him…

      Narcissist …

      A man of honor…a good family man, would have withdrawn since to protect his wife and kids..
      But not this selfish, entitled arrogant jerk..

      • Ametia says:


        He’s only angry that the assured and his ultimate dream of sitting on the highest court of the land is unraveling.

  36. Ametia says:


    Christine Blasey Ford Is a Class Traitor
    By Irin Carmon

    Christine Blasey Ford cannot be dismissed as a pretender to privilege, which I suspect is what scares Republicans so much. But for her decision to come out about Brett Kavanaugh and to remake herself as a California surfing mom, she is the archetypal Republican voter: A wealthy, white suburban woman, married, with children. Her parents are Republicans. Her father plays golf with Brett Kavanaugh’s dad at Burning Tree. Her parents have been noticeably silent — stonily so, with no letter of support, only the most begrudging words. It chilled me to read what her father, Ralph Blasey, wrung from himself to offer the Washington Post, in the conditional tense: “I think all of the Blasey family would support her. I think her record stands for itself. Her schooling, her jobs, and so on.” Then he hung up. A second call yielded this hypothetical: “I think any father would have love for his daughter.”

    Women like Ford are the ones who have mostly raced to protect Brett Kavanaugh — not to mention Donald Trump — because admitting that there was something rotten in their culture would implicate them, too. What makes Ford different, it seems, is that she is ready to tell the truth that even the white woman on the pedestal is ultimately doomed to subordination, and if she gets in the way of the plan or breaks the code — well, she’s on her own.

  37. Ametia says:

    Let’s see, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hiriono, and Amy Klobachar yet to come!

    • Ametia says:

      And they all need to ask Baby Brett what he meant by ‘what goes around, comes around.”

      Sounds like a THREAT to me.Does he know something we don’t know? He truly believes he’s going to sit on the SCOTUS bench.

      ROE vs Wade?

  38. Ametia says:

    HA HA HA HA CRY BABY. 45’s got to love watching Baby Brett crying on live TV.

  39. Ametia says:

    And Wifey is sitting there looking pitiful & sorry, vulnearble just as she was instructed to do


  40. Ametia says:

    Like YELLING is going to make you appear INNOCENT, Brett.


    • Liza says:

      He’s feigning righteous indignation, but he’s coming across like a real a$$hole.

      • Ametia says:

        Self-entitled, self-indulgent, A$$HOLE.

        No doubt, he was coached to come across as the indignant one, full of bluster. He’s lost control of himself and his narrative. Not once has he mentioned anything about his religious upbringing, anything to balance out the EGO-maniacal self righteousness.

  41. Ametia says:

    HA HA HA HA Brett is pissed off royally. GOOD!!!!!

    We don’t want to listen to a LIAR.

    He’s screaming at the top of his lungs, begging for his life-time appointment to SCOTUS

  42. Ametia says:

    Brett’s wifey looks SHOOK

    • eliihass says:

      She seems like she’s some variation of narcissist herself… something doesn’t add up with her either..

      She also worked in the Bush43 White House.. that’s all you need to know about her..

  43. Ametia says:

    Republicans are a disaster from JUMP, Chris Wallace

  44. #RachelMitchell go far far away and SHUT. UP. #KavanaughHearings

  45. A few days ago I just told my brother and my oldest boy about what happened to me during high school. It was during exams. I had only one test to take and had to stay at the school and wait the rest of the day for the bus. After test was over, I was sitting outside on a bench, waiting until bus time and this boy came over and sit down beside me and then he put his hand on my leg and then tried to put his hand even further up my dress. I had to fight and was yelling for him to stop. He finally did stop and left. I was shaken. School officials were inside. I didn’t tell them anything. I was so humiliated, embarrassed and scared they’d blame me. I never told them or my mother. When I got home I went to bed, didn’t eat. I tried to wish it away. He had a girlfriend too. She was a twin. And she was so in love with that filthy scum. Years after high school I heard someone killed him. If I am not mistaken I believe the person told me he was stabbed to death.

    • Ametia says:

      SG2, I’m so sorry you had to experience being fondled by a low-l

      it appears this filthy scum got his JUST DESSERTS

    • Liza says:

      It’s so sad, the things that have happened to us, and we were afraid to speak for fear of being blamed and even blamed ourselves.

      I’m glad things are changing. It’s been a long time coming.

    • eliihass says:

      Sorry, SG.. I know what you feel..

      When I was about 9 or 10, during one long summer holiday, my friend, the daughter of family friends who lived down the road from us, broke her arm and had to have it in a cast.

      She was about a year or two older than I was, and she had an older brother who was about 15..

      My mum let me go visit with her one afternoon …and we hung out in her reading comic books, playing board games and eating candy – for some reason even though she had serious dental issues, her mum still over-indulged her sweet tooth – and she had a stash..

      At some point as I was thumbing through a book, she up and disappeared …After a little while, I was a bit uneasy being all alone, and so decided to go find her – or go where she was …

      I come from a family where even as kids, we didn’t do sleepovers – my mum never allowed it, and we didn’t eat or entertain in our bedrooms .. we played and entertained friends in our dedicated playroom which was just off the living room, and had our toys, bookshelves filled with books we’d already read, baskets full of comics we swapped with friends, and a couple of mini tables and chairs set up for snacks and tea parties..

      I was not comfortable left alone, so I sat at the foot of her bed, and started buckling my shoes..

      Next thing I know, her older brother walks into the room… didn’t say a word, just sat down by me…I was still trying to buckle the one shoe..

      He grabbed my face, turned it to him, and started to kiss me.. I almost gagged… I used all my strength to push him away and I ran out of the room with just one shoe on..

      I found my friend in the living room with a bag of toffee candy munching away..

      My heart was beating so hard you could hear it from a mile… I was shocked, confused and terrified …if she noticed, she pretended not to and didn’t say a word…I told her I needed her to come back with me to her room to get my other shoe because I had to go home.. she asked why I was leaving… I told her my mum needed me home at a certain time…

      Her brother came out their living room acting like nothing happened… I dashed into the room, grabbed my other shoe, and ran all the way home…

      I never went to their home again… never told my parents what happened… to this day…

      I only told my sister when we were in college… and we talked about it again last week when this Dr. Ford incident came up.. she’s still shocked..

      To this day, only my sister knows …and not even my all-seeing, all-knowing mum knows still..

      • eliihass says:

        And I can still smell his awful scent …still vividly see her room, even remember her arm in the cast …and can describe her sleeveless cotton summer dress…and the type of candy..

        I don’t remember what their living room looked like – or which direction or what part of the house relative to her bedroom, it was… I don’t remember what her brother was wearing, even though I can still smell him… and I can still see his face..

      • Liza says:

        I had a second cousin who used to feel up all the girl nieces and cousins whenever the opportunity arose. He was a full grown man (married, no children) and the girls were high school age except for me, I was in grammar school. It only happened to me one time and I didn’t tell anybody.


        One summer night when I was about 11 years old I was staying with my favorite aunt, the mother-in-law of the guy I’m talking about. Some of the other relatives were there including one of my cousins, a young girl who was about 14 at the time.

        I have absolutely no memory of what triggered this, but the adult relatives got into a huge fight. It was like they exploded with pent up anger and they were arguing with each other over every grievance imaginable. I had never seen anything like it and I was kind of cowering until my cousin, the young girl, accused my other cousin (the married guy) of sexually molesting her. Then all hell broke loose.

        I should mention that he was not there that night but his wife was there. And I have no memory of how this ended that night. I’m sure it was bad.

        My two older sisters were in high school and the next day they both had to talk to my cousin’s wife who wanted to know if her husband had ever touched them in a sexual manner. They both denied that this ever happened.

        A couple of weeks later my aunt had a massive stroke. She never recovered.

        Decades later, maybe just about ten years ago, one of my sisters told me that the allegations were true. She had been afraid to say anything.

        Sad, sad stories. I truly believe we all have them.

      • I know the feeling.

  46. Ametia says:

    YEP! Brett can FRET, put his HEAD between his LEGS, and kiss his WHITE, PASTY, ENTITLED ASS BYE BYE!

  47. They know. #Kavanaugh IS DONE. TOAST. IDIOS MOFO!

    • Ametia says:

      This comment by that wicked old dog is exactly why they pushed a woman out front to cape for them. They can’t help themselves. It’s in their DNA.


  48. Ametia says:

    Judicial Opinions of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh

    Use of polygraphs for employment

    More opinions, ALSO TOO

    • Ametia says:

      While pursuing her Ph.D. in Politics at the University of Virginia, Kathryn Sack submitted FOIA requests to the Department of Defense.1 Sack sought Department reports about its use of polygraph examinations, as well as related documents about those examinations. Sack told the Department that she intended to use the requested information for her dissertation on polygraph bias.

      Sack asked the Department to categorize her as an educational-institution requester. Under FOIA, government agencies may charge fees for processing FOIA requests. But FOIA limits the fees that an agency may charge for processing FOIA requests made by an educational institution.

      For one batch of Sack’s requests, the Department of Defense refused to categorize Sack as an educational-institution requester and required her to pay about $900 to conduct the search. For another batch of Sack’s requests, the Department conducted a search and reviewed responsive documents, but the Department informed Sack that the documents were exempt from disclosure under FOIA Exemption (7)(E).

      Sack filed a lawsuit challenging the Department’s handling of those two batches of requests. As to the first, Sack asked to be categorized as an educational-institution requester so that she would have to pay only the reduced fees. As to the other, Sack challenged the Department’s withholding of the requested polygraph reports. The District Court granted summary judgment to the Department of Defense. The Court concluded that Sack was not an educational-institution requester entitled to reduced fees. And the Court ruled that the polygraph reports were exempt under FOIA Exemption 7(E).

  49. Ametia says:

    Nothing says, “YOUR GOOSE IS COOKED, MUTHAPHUCKAS” like a vulnerable, educated, WHITE WOMAN on national TV POURING HER HEART & SOUL OUT, about being SEXUALLY ABUSED!

  50. .@LindseyGrahamSC is worthless trash. That’s it.

  51. rikyrah says:

    Kavanaugh’s roomate:

    Especially disgusting was the shared bathroom, which was always covered in vomit. Kavanaugh and his crowd, whom Winter characterizes as “loud, obnoxious frat boy-like drunks” were the hardest drinkers on campus even back then, when hard drinking did not hold the stigma it does today. In a statement earlier this week, Roche recalled Kavanaugh “frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk,” and Winter corroborates that recollection. “There was a lot of vomit in the bathroom. No one ever cleaned it up. It was disgusting. It wasn’t incidental. It wasn’t, ‘Oh, this weekend someone puked in the bathroom.’ People were constantly puking in the bathroom. Constantly.”

  52. #RachelMitchell falling all on her face. Your ISH not working, boo. #KavanaughHearings

  53. White House and #BrettKavanaugh have the decency to withdraw the nomination. #KavanaughHearings

  54. I’m so fed up with Rachel Mitchell. #KavanaughHearings

  55. eliihass says:

    When one is telling the truth, it’s easy.. And it shows..


    Brett Kavanaugh Laughs Off Question About Getting In Trouble In High School

  57. RETIRE already @ChuckGrassley. You’re so disgusting!

  58. #ChristineBlaseyFord 💯 percent certain that #Kavanaugh assaulted her. #KavanaughHearings

  59. Grassley whining about being “rudely” interrupted. Does he realized he interrupted the victim, the prosecutor and the senator? Old fossil ass need to retire.

  60. Ametia says:

    Dr. Ford’s is holding up pretty well, despite the circumstances.

  61. rikyrah says:

    I thought that this was a good observation:

    Mnemosyne says:
    September 26, 2018 at 10:29 pm
    I just realized something about Kavanaugh when this 5th accuser’s story was revealed: he’s been preying on conservative women because he knows he can ruin their careers if they try to accuse him. That’s why the first few accusations are from high school and college — there’s not much he can do against a tenured college professor in California.

  62. Grassley’s ass interrupting AGAIN! Got dammit! #KavanaughHearings

  63. I have tears listening to #ChristineBlaseyFord. My heart breaks. #KavanaughHearings

  64. #ChristineBlaseyFord should NOT have to go through this, got dammit!😢

  65. rikyrah says:

    LA Times: Here’s what sexual assault experts say you should keep in mind as Christine Blasey Ford shares her story.

    • Roughly 31% of sexual assaults are reported to police. That number is lower — 28% — among the elderly, and even lower — 20% — among college-age women.

    • In a survey of sexual violence victims who did not report their assault, 20% cited a fear of retaliation and 13% said they did not believe the police would do anything to help. Another 13% considered the assault “a personal matter,” and 7% said they did not want to get the perpetrator in trouble.

    • Those who stay quiet because they don’t expect action from law enforcement officers may be justified in their thinking. Out of 1,000 sexual assaults, about 310 are reported to police. Among those reports, 57 will lead to an arrest and 11 cases will be referred to prosecutors. Seven of them will lead to a felony conviction and six will lead to incarcerations.

    • Men typically assume that about half of reported sexual assaults are unfounded or completely fabricated, said Kevin Swartout, a Georgia State University psychologist who studies the factors that predispose men to commit these crimes. However, researchers estimate that only 2% to 7% of sexual assault reports are untrue, he said. “It is very rare,” he said. “But it does happen.”

  66. #ChristineBlaseyFord I’m so so sorry.

  67. You’re not looking for fair @ChuckGrassley. We all see you.

  68. I feel so nervous…like I’m sitting in that room. My heart is pounding away.

  69. Chuck Grassley old fossil ass starting ISH already…..

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