>> With what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?>> 100%.>> I am innocent of this charge.>> A day of raw emotion and partisan anger on Capitol Hill Thursday.>> The most despicable thing I have seen.>> As Christine Blasey Ford accused President Trump's Supreme Court nominee of attempted rape.
>> And I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me.>> Brett Kavanaugh ferociously denying it, calling the accusation a hit job engineered by Democrats.>> I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where Kavanaugh summoned righteous anger as he tried to keep his Supreme Court bid alive. Accuser Christine Blasey Ford is certain that it was Kavanaugh who attacked her back in 1982.
It was a day of high drama that could reverberate in the coming congressional elections. Blasey Ford describing in detail a night more than 35 years ago, saying she feared for her life when Kavanaugh and a friend cornered her at a house party.>> Brett put his hand over my mouth to stop me from yelling.
This is what terrified me the most and this had the most lasting impact on my life.>> Democrats praising Blasey Ford for coming forward.>> You have passed a polygraph and submitted the results to this committee. Judge Kavanaugh has not.>> But then it was Kavanaugh's turn.>> This has destroyed my family and my good name.
This whole two week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit.>> Kavanaugh stripping away the veneer of civility that's expected of High Court hopefuls.>> I will not be intimidated.>> Shouting at Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee and saying he won't drop out.>> If you're very confident of your position, why aren't you also asking the FBI to investigate these claims?
>> Senator, the committee investigates, it's not for me to say how to do it, but->> Republican Lindsay Graham furiously warning that the battle over Kavanaugh could poison the well for years to come.>> This is the most unethical sham.>> Kavanaugh's performance earning a rave review from Trump, who called it, quote, powerful, honest, and riveting on Twitter.
The tumultuous day seems to have done nothing to change the political dynamics. Republicans say they're moving ahead with the nomination and could bring it up for a vote on the Senate floor this weekend. Democrats are lined up in opposition, but on their own they don't have enough votes to stop it.
The hearing also serving as a flash point in the national MeToo movement. The fallout from all of this could become apparent in November, when Americans head to the polls.