Dr. Christine Blasey Ford has testified about her allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.
Blasey Ford, who went to high school with Kavanaugh, claims the Republican politician assaulted her at a party when she was 15 and he was 17. (Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied these allegations, and complained to the Judiciary Committee in a prepared statement that Blasey Ford's choice to speak out has tarnished his name.)
Above: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, center, with attorneys Debra Katz (left) and Michael Bromwich (right), testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Today's hearing saw both an outpouring of support from those who believe her story and praise her bravery for coming forward, and an intense amount of skepticism on behalf of GOP leaders, who want to see a Republican fill the empty Supreme Court seat (and suspect that Blasey Ford has a political agenda to block his appointment.)
During and after the hearing, politicians and activists, including New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, who called Blasey Ford "heroic" on the Senate floor, offered their support and lauded her for her bravery:
Media professionals joined the conversation, too:
Celebs like Ellen Degeneres and Dustin Lance Black spoke up:
Major social justice nonprofits, including Planned Parenthood and HRC, also chimed in to encourage followers to #BelieveSurvivors:
HRC has also galvanized to stop Kavanaugh's appointment, arguing that the conservative politician's votes on social policies could endanger the freedoms of women, queer people, and other marginalized groups in America.
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