Kavanaugh hearing: Five things you may have missed

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The president of Georgetown Prep, the Rev. James R. Van Dyke, has said the controversy over Ford's accusations has compelled the school to "evaluate our school culture" and redouble efforts to help students develop a healthy understanding of masculinity. Describing the alleged assault, Ford also said she anxious that Kavanaugh might "accidentally" kill her.

Kavanaugh admitted a love for drinking beer, but he also pointed to what he says were his outstanding academic record and dedication to high school sports and church. "But I have never done that to her or to anyone", he will say on Thursday as per the prepared testimony. "I am an independent person", she said.

During his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Kavanaugh touted his "unanimous, well-qualified rating" from the ABA. Kavanaugh denies all the allegations against him.

Another woman prevented the elevator from closing by standing in the door, pressing, "Senator Flake, do you think that Brett Kavanaugh is telling the truth?" Lindsey Graham sent a message to his GOP colleagues during the hearing: "If you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics".

After recounting what she remembered of the alleged assault, Sen.

Sen. Doug Jones, a first-term Democrat from Alabama, said he would vote no on Kavanaugh's bid for the Supreme Court.

Republicans can advance Kavanaugh's without any support from Democrats, but given their 51-49 seat majority in the chamber, Kavanaugh's supporters can only lose one vote and still advance his nomination.

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Republicans on the Judiciary Committee released a document detailing their investigative work that showed they had interviewed two separate men who said they believed that they, not Judge Kavanaugh, assaulted Ford.

What is different this time is that this nomination battle is no longer purely about predicting the likely outcome of Judge Kavanaugh's vote on the court.

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said Thursday night that he planned to review Kavanaugh and Ford's testimony overnight before making a final decision.

Heitkamp also voted Gorsuch onto the Supreme Court last year and faces an uphill election in her home state this year.

Ford was only questioned by Democrats, while Republicans on the committee left the probing up to Mitchell. Meanwhile Ford, testified that she was "100%" certain Kavanaugh attacked her.

Three senators have not taken firm positions on Kavanaugh.

The bitter fight over Kavanaugh's nomination is unfolding just weeks before the November 6 congressional elections in which Democrats are trying to seize majority control of Congress from the Republicans.