Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walked into the Senate for his hearing while walking hand-in-hand with his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh, on Thursday afternoon.
Police surrounded the embattled Judge as he walked briskly through the halls of Congress. 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. “I’m not questioning that Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person in someplace 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.”
Kavanaugh said his daughters prayed for his accuser, Dr. Ford. “We should pray for the woman. A lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old. We mean no ill will.”