Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. Photos from the hearing show an emotional Blasey as she recalls how Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly sexually assaulted her in 1982 when they were both high school students.
Outside the hearing, demonstrators and onlookers became emotional as well while listening to her testimony.
See some of the powerful photos from the hearing below.
Tom Williams via Getty Images Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in by committee chairman Chuck Grassley, (R-Iowa). POOL New / Reuters Rachel Mitchell, counsel for Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans, questions Christine Blasey Ford as Republican senators Mike Crapo, Jeff Flake, Ben Sasse, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and John Cornyn listen during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. Win McNamee via Getty Images Christine Blasey Ford is the first of three women to publicly accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. This week, two additional women have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. Bloomberg via Getty Images A protester displays a note on her hand that reads ‘No More’ while demonstrating. ANDREW HARNIK via Getty Images Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y) cries as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. Blasey described “the uproarious laughter between the [Kavanaugh and Mark Judge]” as her most vivid memory from the alleged assault. Congressional Quarterly via Getty Images Joy Gerhard, of Seattle, cries in the Hart Senate Office Building atrium as she listens on her phone to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testimony. ANDREW HARNIK via Getty Images Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., cries as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. JOSE LUIS MAGANA via Getty Images Demonstrators hug as they protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. ANDREW HARNIK via Getty Images Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as Christine Blasey Ford testifies. Pool via Getty Images During a separate exchange, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), asked Blasey, “Dr. Ford, with what degree of certainty do you believe Brett Kavanaugh assaulted you?”“100 percent,” she responded. Pool via Getty Images U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) listens as Blasey testifies. MELINA MARA via Getty Images Christine Blasey Ford speaks with her lawyer Michael Bromwich. Pool via Getty Images Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell questions professor Christine Blasey Ford. Download