Kavanaugh, who showed a faint smile during the chairman's rebuke, refused to directly answer the question, reiterating that he is innocent and welcomes "whatever the committee wants to do because I'm telling the truth".
"Brett's assault on me drastically altered my life", Ford told the committee.
The senator added, "I find it offensive that if somebody defends themselves against wholesale character assassination trying to destroy him and his family, that - the temperament I saw was a man who was innocent, who was rightly offended by being destroyed for a political objective".
During Thursday's hearing, senators have had the option to hand off their questioning to Rachel Mitchell, a career prosecutor with decades of experience prosecuting sex crimes.
Maryland lawmakers have also called on authorities to investigate Ford's claims - and the authorities said they would do so, provided that an accuser files a formal complaint.
Speaking to reporters during a break in the hearing, Graham said that he "had enough of this charade". "I hope you never get it", Mr. "God bless him", Sanders tweeted. Kavanaugh didn't outright insult Ford during his rant, but he did paint her as a tool of the Democratic Party.
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Meanwhile, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway revealed that she too had been the victim of sexual assault.
"They have betrayed her".
Kavanaugh has strongly and categorically denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and assault. That could change. After Thursday, a lot of otherwise marginal Republican voters will be motivated by the Kavanaugh travesty and the Democrats' disgusting tactics.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reacted to the surprise call by Arizona Sen.
"All I can say is that we're 40-something days away from the election". Graham went after Democrats over their treatment of their own witness, Christine Blasey Ford. Kavanaugh denies the allegation. "To my Republican colleagues, if you vote no, you're legitimizing the most despicable thing I have seen in my time in politics", Graham warned.
Pivoting to Kavanaugh, he continued: "If you're looking for a fair process, you came to the wrong town at the wrong time, my friend!"
"The FBI is going to tell us what?" The investigators will compile information about Kavanaugh's past and provide their findings to the White House and include the information in Kavanaugh's background file, which is available to senators. What city are they going to go to? They don't have to win on any one front to still come out ahead - and they don't give a damn about who or what gets hurt as long as they win. "Because they tell us the month, barely the year, so this is all delay?"