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A spectacle like nothing Washington has seen in a generation unfolding on Thursday. President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, defending himself against multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. As one of the accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, tells her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh facing a new wave of accusations, all of which he denies.
Democrats demanding that he drop out, Republicans still in his corner. President Trump says he'll be watching closely and could withdraw his support if he decides the charges are true.>> If I thought he was guilty of something like this, yeah, sure.>> Trump, speaking at a news conference on Wednesday after a third accuser came forward to level explosive accusations of sexual misconduct.
Julie Swetnick alleging that Kavanaugh participated in efforts to get girls drunk so they could be gang raped at parties in the 1980s. Kavanaugh hitting back in a new denial on Wednesday. Saying in a statement released by the White House that the latest allegations are, quote, ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone.
Blasey Ford will testify first. She is set to describe her alleged assault, saying in prepared testimony, quote, I am not here today because I want to be. I am terrified, but adding that it's her civic duty to describe her experience. Saying she believed Kavanaugh was going to rape her at a house party in 1982.
Kavanaugh to tell the committee that he was not perfect in high school, but firmly denying all allegations of sexual misbehavior. All 21 Senators on the committee will get five minutes to quiz Kavanaugh and Blasey Ford. Republicans have hired a sex crimes prosecutor named Rachael Mitchell to handle their questioning.
They're wary of coming off as insensitive to female voters ahead of the November congressional elections. Democrats will ask the questions themselves.