Sep 28, 2018

In photos: Brett Kavanaugh's testimony

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defiantly rejected alleged charges of sexual misconduct that occurred more than 30 years ago during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday after his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, offered a compelling testimony.

What's next: Just moments after concluding the nearly nine hour hearing, Senate Republicans said the committee will vote on the nomination Friday morning as scheduled. They also plan to hold the first procedural vote on the Senate floor Saturday. It's immediately unclear if Republicans have the 50 votes needed to confirm the nominee.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Photo: Andrew Harnik - Pool/Getty Images
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano listens to Kavanaugh. Photo: Saul Loeb - Pool /Getty Images
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., points at the Democrats as he defends Kavanaugh. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh wipes a tear while testifying. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh's family. Photo: Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images
Kavanaugh sworn in before testifying. Photo: Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images
Demonstrators sing during a rally supporting Kavanaugh. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

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