Brett Kavanaugh denies Christine Blasey Ford sex assault claim
September 27, 2018 4:07 pm
The man nominated for a vacant post on the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump emphatically denied allegations of sexual assault on Thursday.
Brett Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee his confirmation process had become a “disgrace”.
He accused Democratic senators of destroying his family and his good name for political reasons.
Earlier, Christine Blasey Ford said an assault by Mr Kavanaugh 36 years ago had “drastically” affected her life.
Dr Ford told the committee that the alleged event had left her “afraid and ashamed”.
President Donald Trump has now said the Senate “must vote” on Mr Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
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