Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace said Thursday’s testimony of Christine Blasey Ford was a “disaster for the Republicans” and that Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination was in peril.
"This was extremely emotional, extremely raw, and extremely credible,” Wallace said during a recess of Ford’s testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ford has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault when the two were in high school.
“Nobody could listen to her deliver those words and talk about the assault and the impact it had had on her life and not have your heart go out to her. She obviously was traumatized by an event,” Wallace said.
“This is a disaster for the Republicans,” Wallace later commented.
Ford says she came before the Senate Judiciary Committee not because she wanted to, but because she believed it's her civic duty. Her voice cracked as she spoke to the committee, calling Kavanaugh: "the boy who sexually assaulted me."
She says that the assault has been seared into her memory and has haunted her.
She said Kavanaugh held her down on a bed during a party with a few other high school kids and assaulted her, and put his hand over her mouth so she could not scream. She says she thought he would try to rape her.
Kavanaugh has denied any allegations and will speak to the committee later Thursday.