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Kavanaugh, Ford Will Testify In Open Hearing Thursday

Posted at 8:22 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 20:22:41-04

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, agreeing to a date and time after nearly a week of uncertainty over whether Ford would appear at all.

The agreement sets the stage for a dramatic showdown as Kavanaugh and Ford each tell their side of the story.

It will also determine the fate of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, which hangs on the votes of a handful of senators. It had seemed assured before Ford, now a 51-year-old California college professor, went public a week ago with her allegation that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were in high school.