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Thursday morning began Christine Blasey Ford's testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
She told the committee that the Supreme Court nominee was "one hundred percent" the man who attacked and assaulted her when she was in high school.
“This was what terrified me the most, and has had the most lasting impact on my life. It was hard for me to breathe, and I thought that Brett was accidentally going to kill me. Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack. They seemed to be having a very good time. A couple of times I made eye contact with Mark and thought he might try to help me, but he did not,” Ford said.
Ford also spoke on why she struggled to speak of the alleged assault until now...
“Brett’s assault on me drastically altered my life for a very long time. I was too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone these details. I did not want to tell my parents that I at age 15 was in a house without any parents present, drinking beer with boys,” she said.
“I truly wish I could be more helpful with detailed answers to all of the questions that have been and will be asked about how I got to the party, where it took place, and so forth," Ford told the committee. "I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t remember as much as I would like to. But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget. They have been seared into my memory and have haunted me episodically as an adult."
Dr. Ford is one of three women who have recently come out and publicly accused the President's Supreme Court nominee of assault. She told the committee why she thought it was important to make her accusation public on July 6.
“I saw press reports stating that Brett Kavanaugh was on the short list of a list of very well qualified Supreme Court nominees. I thought it was my civic duty to relay the information I had about Mr. Kavanaugh’s conduct so that those considering his nomination would know about this assault,” she added.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh will testify later today.
Read the full report on the New York Post.