Kavanaugh Begins Testimony Defending Himself Against Assault Allegations

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began his testimony Thursday afternoon, following the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"My family and I intend no ill will toward Dr. Ford or her family," he said to the committee during his opening statement. "But I swear today under oath, before the Senate and the nation, before my family and God, I am innocent of this charge."

Ford claims that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in high school, back in 1982. He has replied to the allegations, saying that they are "not only uncorroborated, but refuted by everyone she says."

“I’m not questioning whether Dr. Ford may have been sexually assaulted by some person at some place at some time. But I have never done this to her or to anyone. That is not who I am, and not who I was,” Kavanaugh said. "You may defeat me in the final vote. But you won’t make me quit."

Kavanaugh told the committee today that he denies being involved in any of the allegations coming from Ford. Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein asked him why he didnt ask the FBI to investigate.

"Senator, I'll do whatever the Committee wants. I wanted a hearing the day after the allegation came up," he replied.

"I wanted to be here that day. Instead, 10 days pass and all this nonsense comes out that I'm in gangs, on boats in Rhode Island...these things are printed and run breathlessly by cable news. I wanted a hearing the next day. My family's been destroyed by this, Senator. Destroyed," Kavanaugh added.

Read the developing story on Politico.

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