The Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Professor Christine Blasey Ford regarding allegations that the nominee sexually assaulted Ford when they were both in high school.
Here is a selection of quickly drawn cartoons from the hearing, which began with Ford's testimony.
Ford mentioned the difficulties her family has faced since she went public with her allegations.
Using terms familiar to a psychology professor, Ford related her experience in ways that were simultaneously emotional and clinical.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, praised Ford and became the punching bag for Republicans, who throughout the day accused her of withholding the letter alleging sexual assault until Kavanaugh neared confirmation.
Christine Blasey Ford made references to her "beach friends," and to talking about Kavanaugh on the beach in Aptos.
Republicans on the committee chose a female veteran sex crimes prosecutor to question Ford.
Many looked forward to (or dreaded, depending on your politics) Sen. Kamala Harris' questioning.
After a lunch break, a visibly angry Judge Brett Kavanaugh testified.
Throughout his testimony Kavanaugh was surprisingly emotional, choking up numerous times while recounting everything from his daughter praying to specific football workouts.
Kavanaugh became particularly incensed when he mentioned one of the other women who has recently gone public with her story of sexual assault.
Though the subject at hand was very serious, interpreting a teenager's yearbook entry brought words never heard before in a Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Sen. Kamala Harris attempted to undermine Kavanaugh's recitation of his numerous friends, letters and character witnesses.
The committee might vote on the Kavanaugh nomination as early as Friday.