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Brett Kavanaugh Offers Fiery Defense In Hearing That Was A National Cultural Moment

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The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room is prepared for Thursday's planned testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 6, the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has requested a response from Christine Blasey Ford about whether she will testify before the committee. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, who visited Puerto Rico with first lady Melania Trump in October 2017, denies 3,000 people died as a result of last year's hurricanes and falsely claims Democrats inflated it to make him look bad. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Stephen Clark, the superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, walk through the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Judge Brett Kavanaugh arrives to testify during the second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearings on Wednesday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., argues with Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee during the third day of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings on Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh thumbs through a well-worn, pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution as he testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of his confirmation hearings Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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