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From Yahoo News:

Fighting back tears, Christine Blasey Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in an opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“I am here today not because I want to be,” said Ford, reading in a trembling voice from a prepared statement. “I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school.”

Ford went on to describe a house party in the early 1980s when a drunken Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in a bedroom, with his friend Mark Judge in the room. Ford said she escaped after she and Kavanaugh tumbled off the bed.

Ford also described how the incident has affected her life, including the threats she’s received since her identity became public. She insisted she was not a political operative, stating, “I am no one’s pawn” and said that she wanted the senators to hear her story before they voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

WIBC host Tony Katz:

“It is clear from Dr. Ford’s perspective that she was absolutely, 100{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6} certain that Brett Kavanaugh is the man who assaulted her. She said it with strength; she said it with conviction; she said it with confidence that up until this point we hadn’t seen from her. 

…On the idea that it was Kavanaugh, she seems absolutely certain. And she’s left herself no wiggle room. 

…But the Democrats used her; they used her for their purposes.”