Special Coverage: Ford And Kavanaugh Appear Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Sep 27, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will be back before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, as will Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. Kavanaugh denies the allegations.

Both will testify under oath — Ford is scheduled to be questioned first, with Kavanaugh's testimony to follow.

VPR will carry NPR's special coverage of the hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday. You can also watch the hearing below:

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Sen. Patrick Leahy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, posed questions to Ford on Thursday morning.

On Thursday afternoon, Leahy addressed Kavanaugh during his testimony:

More from VPR: At Senate Hearing, Leahy Asks Ford And Kavanaugh About Sexual Assault Allegations [Sept. 27]

Since Ford's allegation became public, two other women — Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick — have come forward publicly with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. He also denies these allegations.

On Wednesday, the Leahy and his fellow Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee issued a letter to President Donald Trump that called on the president to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court or to order the FBI to investigate the allegations.

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