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Mitchell continues to go through procedural questions, now asking Dr Ford to talk about her decision to hire outside counsel after she contacted the Washington Post and her local congresswoman.
Meanwhile, it’s clear the power of Ford’s testimony is causing shockwaves around the Republican establishment. A number of senior Republicans, outside of federal government, are now calling for Kavanaugh’s nomination to be postponed.
Republican governors Charlie Baker (MA), Larry Hogan (MD) and John Kasich (OH) call on the Senate to delay the Kavanaugh nomination and investigate the three allegations.https://t.co/rTVh4XdBWf
Democratic seator Chris Coons asks Dr Ford to comment on Kavanaugh’s age at the time of the alleged assault. Some have argued that because the judge was a teenager at the time of the alleged incident it should not be held against him in the confirmation process.
She responds: “I think, the younger you are when these things happen, the worse impact it can have to when you’re older and the brain is developed.”
The look Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers gave each other when Grassley’s lawyers said this hearing was scheduled “in close consultation” with them: pic.twitter.com/lM77qqky1T