Embattled U.S Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh appeared before a Senate Judiciary Committee probing accusations that he sexually assaulted a university professor 36-years ago.
Kavanaugh, a conservative federal appeals court judge chosen by President Donald Trump for a lifetime job on the top U.S. court, angrily denied the claims in tears in a day of dramatic testimony that gripped the country.
His accuser Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault in 1982, when both were high school students in Maryland.
She said she was “100 percent certain” it was Kavanaugh who assaulted her.
Kavanaugh who testified after Ford finished her appearance, claimed that he was the victim of “grotesque and obvious character assassination” orchestrated by Senate Democrats. He said he “unequivocally and categorically” denied Ford’s allegation and vowed he would not back down.
“I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh added.
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