'We are your voters!' Energized Kavanaugh protesters put swing vote lawmakers on notice

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Protesters assembled in Washington, D.C., and chanted slogans against confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh as Democrats and Republicans faced off in advance of a Senate confirmation vote. (Oct. 4)
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WASHINGTON – As she stood at the Supreme Court on Thursday, Diane Russell had a message for GOP Sen. Susan Collins, whose vote could determine nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s fate. 

“If she turns on women, Maine women will turn on her,” said Russell, a former Maine lawmaker.

Russell was one of about 20 protesters from Maine who traveled to the nation’s capital to join hundreds of other protesters for a rally that could be a last gasp push against Kavanaugh’s proposed ascension to the nation’s highest court. The group repeatedly chanted: “Susan Collins, we are your voters, Susan Collins, we are your voters!” 

The protesters, who marched from the federal courthouse to the Supreme Court to the Senate, were hoping to sway a handful of lawmakers considered swing votes in determining the fate of Kavanaugh.

After their demonstration at the Supreme Court, protesters swarmed the Hart Senate Office Building atrium ahead of a “direct action” — an act of nonviolent resistance where protesters anticipate being arrested.

As they began sitting on the floor of the atrium, police quickly ringed the group, issuing warnings before leading individual protesters away in plastic handcuffs. It took several minutes for police to lead away the protesters, who numbered well over a hundred. 

Also at the Hart Building, a group that traveled from Alaska hoping to talk to GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski had strong words for her. 

“I think it will be such an egregious betrayal that none of us here will vote for her,” Erica Kahill said, imagining what would happen if Murkowski votes yes on Kavanaugh’s nomination. “I feel like she is normally an advocate for women …This would change my mind.”

A California professor, Christine Blasey Ford, has accused the judge of sexually assaulting her at a high school party 36 years ago, a claim Kavanaugh denies. The drama has captivated – and polarized – the nation since both Ford and Kavanaugh testified a week ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the FBI would deliver to Senators its report on claims that Kavanaugh sexually abused women. (Oct. 4)
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An initial vote of the full Senate on the nomination is scheduled for Friday, and a final vote could come over the weekend. Lawmakers received the FBI report on allegations of sexual assault against the federal judge Thursday. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said it reflects “no hint of misconduct.” 

Protesters at the rally in D.C., one of several across the nation Thursday, were diverse: people of all races and ages, from grandmothers to children in strollers. The majority were women, but there were plenty of men. Many chanted “We believe survivors!” and “Whose court? Our court!” as one man pounded a drum in rhythm with the chants.

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Barbara Smith got her start in protesting during the Vietnam War. On Thursday she was back at it, among the first to arrive at the rally in D.C.

“It’s unreal that those of us of a certain generation have to do this again,” said Smith, 67, of Richmond, Virginia, as she waved a sign that included photos of her grandchildren. “My job as a grandmother is to do what I can to make sure that they’re going to be safe and that they’ll never have to say ‘Me Too.'”

Smith, who spent 40 years as a therapist working with trauma victims, said she wasn’t surprised when she heard President Donald Trump mocking Ford. “Victim shaming has been going on for a very long time,” she said.

Sen Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts and hero of the progressive left, drew a roar from the crowd when she took the microphone on a hot sunny day in the nation’s capital.

“I watched that hearing last Thursday and I believe Dr. Ford,” Warren said. “This is about power. I watched 11 men, powerful men, who tried to help another powerful man make it to an even more powerful position. I am angry on behalf of women who have been told to shut up and sit down one time too many.”

Protester Jolie Timm, 70, echoed Warren’s refrain. Timm said the hardest part of watching the hearing was seeing the women who support Kavanaugh, including his wife, Ashley. 

“I looked at the people behind him and it made me cry,” said Timm, 70, of Gold Beach, Oregon. “It’s so sad that people that I relate to can believe in something and someone that is so hurtful.”

Opponents of Kavanaugh remained energized. Planned Parenthood said its youth groups on at least 18 college campuses in at least 12 states were mobilizing resistance events.

“Young people are taking action across the country because they stand with survivors of sexual assault,” spokesman Nick Savelli said. “And they know Brett Kavanaugh is in a position to determine the health and constitutional rights of generations to come.”

A group called International Women’s Strike is urging people across Portland, Ore., to walk out at 4 p.m. In Washington, protesters geared up for a day of action.

Smith and Timm were among hundreds gathering at the  E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse in Washington, D.C., where Kavanaugh currently sits as a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

“We’re marching from Kavanaugh’s current courthouse to the one he hopes to ascend to,” the Women’s March tweeted. “We’ll do everything we can to make sure he doesn’t get there.”

Angela Trzepkowski, 55, of Middleton, Delaware, was among the first to arrive 

“I don’t believe he’s told the truth,” Trzepkowski said. “I believe it’s the good old boy network covering for each other and watching each other’s backs. And I’m ashamed that our country has to go through this because of poor vetting and women’s fear to speak out when assault has happened.”

Organized by groups such as the Women’s March, Demand Justice and the American Civil Liberties Union, the protest is the latest in a string of demonstrations against Kavanaugh. Last Thursday and Friday, more than a hundred protesters were arrested in and around the Capitol as the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing and markup session took place. 

Dave Christensen, 60, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, felt compelled to join the effort.

“Growing up a man, you don’t see the other side,” he said. “You don’t see that it’s unsafe to walk out by yourself after dark. You don’t see how many people raise their hand when they ask if you’ve been sexually assaulted. It’s so sad.”

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(Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041669672epa07051049 Protestors gather inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college.  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO ORG XMIT: JJL01WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: A protestor demonstrates against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041660388WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Demonstrators hold signs during a rally supporting Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041669642Protesters demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ORG XMIT: DCSA101Pro-Kavanaugh demonstrators gather on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, as Christine Blasey Ford, testisfys against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo by Chet Strange / AFP)CHET STRANGE/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I3KSDemonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Chet Strange / AFP)CHET STRANGE/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Activists ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I3KYDemonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Hart US Senate office building in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Activists ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I33HWASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041611928WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041612362WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Dirksen Senate Office building, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041612374WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041612376Protesters write messages in support of sexual assault survivors on their palms in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: DCPS108WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041612370WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 1041612366

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  • Hundreds of University of Vermont students protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Burlington, Vt. 16 of 70
  • University of Vermont student Ama Sika joins hundreds of other students and faculty to protest Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Burlington, Vt. 17 of 70
  • Demonstrators march to the Supreme Court steps during a protest against Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. 18 of 70
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks to protesters against Brett Kavanaugh near the Supreme Court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in Washington. 19 of 70
  • Senators KamalaHarris (D-Calif.) left, and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) to protesters gathered at the United States Supreme Court ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.20 of 70
  • Protesters are arrested as they sit and block the 2nd floor Dirksen Senate Office Building hallway on the same floor of the Senate Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Friday.21 of 70
  • Protesters sit and block the Dirksen Senate Office Building 2nd floor hallway on Sept. 28, 2018, protesting against the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court.22 of 70
  • Ana Maria Archila, a survivor of a sexual assault, right, confronts Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake in an elevator after Flake announced that he vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Friday.23 of 70
  • Ana Maria Archila, right confronted Republican Senator from Arizona Jeff Flake (in an elevator after Flake announced that he vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the Russell Senate Office Building.  Another woman, not seen said to Senator Flake 'Look at me when I'm talking to you. You are telling me that my assault doesn't matter.'24 of 70
  • Senators KamalaHarris (D-Calif.) speaking along with Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), right,  Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), and  Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) to protesters gathered at the United States Supreme Court.25 of 70
  • Protesters march from the Hart Senate Office Building towards the 2nd floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building where the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on Brett Kavanaugh.26 of 70
  • Sep 28, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; Protesters are arrested as they block the 2nd floor Dirksen Senate Office Building hallway.27 of 70
  • Protesters march from the U.S. Capitol to the Supreme Court while Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018, in Washington.28 of 70
  • Julia Chafets of Montpelier, Vt., protests outside City Hall in Montpelier, on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.29 of 70
  • Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walk through the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. 30 of 70
  • 9/27/18 12:57:59 PM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters march from the United States Capitol to the Supreme Court while Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. 31 of 70
  • Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh along with supporters of Christine Blasey Ford gather in the Hart Senate Office Building while Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington.32 of 70
  • epa07051978 Protestors gather outside the US Capitol as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college. 33 of 70
  • epa07051971 Protestors gather outside the US Capitol as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college.34 of 70
  • Demonstrators hugs as they protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh  in Washington DC, on September 27, 2018. - Christine Blasey Ford told senators Thursday that she remains 100 percent certain that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, was the person who sexually assaulted her at a party decades ago. 35 of 70
  • Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walk through the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.36 of 70
  • A small group gathers in downtown Detroit to protest the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.37 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters walk between the Dirksen and Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff38 of 70
  • Sept 27, 2018;  Washington, DC, USA; Protesters overtake an elevator in the Dirksen Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY NETWORK 39 of 70
  • Pro-Kavanaugh supporters gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. - Christine Blasey Ford told senators Thursday that she remains absolutely sure that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, was the person who sexually assaulted her at a party decades ago.40 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false.41 of 70
  • Protestors sit in Senator Chuck Grassley's office September 27, 2018  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. - The protestors gathered in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. 42 of 70
  • epa07051367 Protestors gather inside the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college. 43 of 70
  • Sept 27, 2018;  Washington, DC, USA; Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh pose for a photo in front of supporters of Christine Blasey Ford. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. 44 of 70
  • epa07051365 Protestors gather inside the Hart Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college.  45 of 70
  • epa07051430 Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather inside the Hart Senate Office Building as Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college. 46 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false.47 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Supporters of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gather outside of the Dirksen Senate Office Building before Christine Blasey Ford in the Hart Senate Office Building would testify in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false.48 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137487 Christine Blasey 9/27 (Via OlyDrop)49 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137487 Christine Blasey 9/27 (Via OlyDrop)50 of 70
  • 9/27/18 9:09:21 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) shaking hands with people protesting in the Hart Senate Office Buildings before Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137487 Christine Blasey 9/27 (Via OlyDrop)51 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137487 Christine Blasey 9/27 (Via OlyDrop)52 of 70
  • Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington.53 of 70
  • 9/27/18 10:23:10 AM -- Washington, DC, U.S.A  -- Protesters in the Hart Senate Office Building as Christine Blasey Ford testifies in front of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. Ford alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were both prep school students. Kavanaugh has denied the alleged assault, calling it completely false. --    Photo by Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff ORG XMIT:  JG 137487 Christine Blasey 9/27 (Via OlyDrop)54 of 70
  • Protestors gather in the Hart Senate Office Building on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, in support of Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo by Jose Luis Magana / AFP)JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I4IJ55 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Demonstrators hold signs during a rally supporting Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104166967256 of 70
  • epa07051049 Protestors gather inside the Dirksen Senate Office Building as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, one of the women accusing him of sexual assault, prepare to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 27 September 2018. Kavanaugh's once-certain nomination is now in doubt as Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual improprieties while in high school and college.  EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO ORG XMIT: JJL0157 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: A protestor demonstrates against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh inside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104166038858 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Demonstrators hold signs during a rally supporting Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.  (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104166964259 of 70
  • Protesters demonstrate in the Hart Senate Office Building as the Senate Judiciary Committee hears from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) ORG XMIT: DCSA10160 of 70
  • Pro-Kavanaugh demonstrators gather on September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC, as Christine Blasey Ford, testisfys against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo by Chet Strange / AFP)CHET STRANGE/AFP/Getty Images ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I3KS61 of 70
  • Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protest at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Chet Strange / AFP)CHET STRANGE/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Activists ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I3KY62 of 70
  • Demonstrators against US Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh protests at the Hart US Senate office building in Washington, DC, on September 27, 2018. - Washington was bracing Thursday for a charged hearing pitting Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh against his accuser Christine Blasey Ford, who is set to detail sexual assault allegations against the judge that could derail his already turbulent confirmation process. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: Activists ORIG FILE ID: AFP_19I33H63 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161192864 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161236265 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Dirksen Senate Office building, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161237466 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161237667 of 70
  • Protesters write messages in support of sexual assault survivors on their palms in front of the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hear from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who says he sexually assaulted her. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) ORG XMIT: DCPS10868 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161237069 of 70
  • WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Protestors rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh outside the Supreme Court, September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) ORG XMIT: 775234280 ORIG FILE ID: 104161236670 of 70

 

 

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