NewsLocal News

Actions

WATCH LIVE - Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford testifying before Senate Judiciary Committee

Posted: 10:07 AM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 10:09:39-04
WATCH LIVE - Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford testifying before Senate Judiciary Committee

Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of assaulting her during high school are testifying today in an open hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today on Capitol Hill.

The hearing is slated to begin at 10 a.m. ET and slated to run for several hours.

The hearing comes one day before the Senate is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, alleges that at some time during the summer of 1982, Kavanaugh attempted to remove her clothing without her permission while covering her mouth at a house party in Maryland.

Read Christine Blasey Ford's full prepared testimony

Ford maintains that a friend of Kavanaugh was in the room during the time of the alleged assault, though no eyewitnesses have directly corroborated her account.

Ford submitted an anonymous letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein shortly after President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with her allegations. After the letter leaked to the media last week, Ford went on the record with the Washington Post .

Since Ford's revelation, at least three other women have come forward with allegations of assault against Kavanaugh. Barring a change in plans, they will not get the chance to testify before Congress.

Read Brett Kavanaugh's full prepared remarks for Thursday's hearing

According to ABC News , Kavanaugh and Ford will not be in the same room for their testimonies. Kavanaugh will reportedly watch Ford's testimony from Vice President Mike Pence's office in the Senate chambers.

Watch the hearing live in the player above beginning at 10 a.m. ET.

PHOTOS: Hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.