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Christine Blasey Ford's opening remarks at Kavanaugh hearing: 'I believed he was going to rape me'

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Published on Sep 27, 2018

At the start of Thursday's hearing over her sexual assault allegation against Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was "here today not because I want to be. I am terrified. I am here because I believe it is my civic duty."

Ford recounted how an inebriated Kavanaugh groped her and put his hands over her mouth when she tried to yell for help at a party when the two were in high school.

"I don’t have all the answers, and I don’t remember as much as I would like to," Ford told the Senate panel, her voice shaking. "But the details about that night that bring me here today are ones I will never forget."

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