Partisan Divide on Display at Emotional Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-CA), ranking member on the Judiciary Committee, gives an opening statement as committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) looks on before testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday that she was "100 percent" sure that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school. In an emotional opening statement, Ford said "I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me." During his testimony, Kavanaugh defiantly swore his innocence, called the confirmation hearings a "national disgrace" and said the charges against him are an "orchestrated political hit" that have destroyed his family. We'll discuss the proceedings, the resulting political fallout and get your reactions.

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