Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh issued a blistering defense of his record, his family, his integrity and his actions in a 45-minute opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Kavanaugh’s statement came in defense of allegations leveled against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Ford testified before Kavanaugh and delivered an emotional testimony describing alleged sexual assault by Kavanaugh. Ford, however, was unable to provide key details regarding the account but maintained that she was 100-percent certain that Kavanaugh was her attacker.
“I did not sexually assault anyone,” Kavanaugh repeatedly declared. “Not in high school, not in college, not ever.”
The judge pointed out several inconsistencies in Ford’s testimony and pointed to sworn statements by others included in Ford’s account who disputed her memory.
Kavanaugh attacked Democratic lawmakers and accused them of politicizing the Supreme Court nomination process by drawing out the hearing of allegations against him. “My family and my name have been totally and permanently destroyed by vicious and false additional accusations,” he declared emotionally.
“The ten-day delay has been harmful to me and my family, to the Supreme Court and to the country. When this allegation first arose, I welcomed any kind of investigation. Senate, FBI or otherwise,” he said.