Christine Ford battles Brett Kavanaugh at senate hearing

By Gabrielle Kesh, Features Editor

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his sexual misconduct accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, dueled on Sept. 27 in front of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee about events from over 30 years ago.

Both Kavanaugh and Ford said they were 100 percent comfortable testifying to their disparate versions of the truth. Ford was widely supported by the #MeToo movement and deemed an American hero on social media for her bravery in coming forward. Celebrities contributed as well by posting messages in support of Ford and sharing their own recollections of sexual misconduct.

On her Instagram, actress Sophia Bush wrote that “Despite terror, lasting trauma, having to put your family in hiding, and death threats, you were brave enough and you did this for us,” she said. “Perhaps someday I’ll wake up and feel as courageous as Dr. Ford”.

On the other hand, Kavanaugh has been commended by Republicans for his testimony. Some supporters of Kavanaugh have said that he is completely innocent while others said that his actions from years ago should not be used to judge the person he is today.

President Trump took to his Twitter to write that “Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him,” he said. “Democrats’ search and destroy strategy is disgraceful and this process has been a total sham and effort to delay, obstruct, and resist”.

Trump has now ordered an FBI investigation to be conducted regarding the allegations. If found not guilty, Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court.