Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defiantly entered the Senate for his hearing walking hand-in-hand with his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, on Thursday afternoon.
Kavanaugh has rebutted the allegations made against him that he sexually assaulted Dr. Blasey Ford 36 years ago.
“I’m not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in some place at some time. But I have never done this to her or to anyone,” Kavanaugh said. “That’s not who I am, it is not who I was. I am innocent of this charge. I intend no ill will to Dr. Ford and her family.”
One of the most shockingly emotional moments of the hearing was when a typically stoic Kavanaugh, broke into tears describing how his young daughters are praying for his accuser.
“The other night, Ashley and my daughter, Liza, said their prayers. Little Liza, our 10-year-old, said to Ashley, ‘We should pray for the woman.’ A lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old. We mean no ill will.”
In his opening remarks, Kavanaugh emotionally called the confirmation process “a national disgrace.”
“This confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” Kavanaugh said forcefully. “You’ve replaced advice and consent with search and destroy.”
“My name has been totally and permanently destroyed,” Kavanaugh said, with his wife sitting behind him, holding back tears.