DISGRACEFUL 'SEARCH AND DESTROY' MISSION: At Thursday's hearing, the nation saw a visibly angry Kavanaugh deny sexually assaulting Ford, telling senators that his name had been "totally and permanently destroyed" by "false" allegations. He unloaded on lawmakers at the hearing, abandoning much of his prepared remarks to blast the process as a "disgrace" and a "circus," and later sparring with Democratic senators. Earlier in the same hearing room, Ford appeared in public for the first time to testify on her allegations and told lawmakers in no uncertain terms that the Supreme Court nominee "sexually assaulted me." She insisted she was not mistaking him for another person.
The drastically conflicting statements, echoing the 1991 Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, left senators to make a judgment call on whose story is accurate.
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