1. SOUNDBITE (English): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California:
"I listened carefully to what you said. Your concern is evident and clear and if you're very confident of your position and you appear to be, why aren't you also asking the FBI to investigate these claims?"
"Senator, I'll do whatever the committee wants. I wanted a hearing the day after the allegation came up. I wanted to be here that day. Instead 10 days passed where all this nonsense is coming out. You know I'm in gangs, on boats in Rhode Island. I'm in Colorado. You know. I'm sighted all over the place and these things are printed and run breathlessly by cable news. I wanted a hearing the next day. My family's been destroyed by this senator, destroyed. Whoever wants--whatever the committee decides you know I'm all in. Immediately. I'm all in immediately."
3. SOUNDBITE (English): Sen. Dianne Feinstein, (D) California:
"And what you're saying, if I understand it, is that the allegations by Dr. Ford, Miss Ramirez, and Miss Swetnick are wrong."
"Yes. Yes we drank beer. My friends and I. Boys and girls. Yes we drank beer. I liked beer. Still like beer. We drank beer. The drinking age as I noted was 18. So the seniors were legal senior year in high school. People were legal to drink and we drink yeah we drank beer. And I said sometimes-- sometimes we probably had too many beers and sometimes other people had too many beers. We drank beer. We liked beer. (Mitchell) What do you consider to be too many beers? (Kavanaugh) I don't know. You know whatever the chart says. Blood alcohol chart."
7. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Mitchell, Sex Crimes Prosecutor:
Mitchell: When you talked to Fox News the other night, you said that there were times in high school when people might have had too many beers on occasion. Does that include you?
"Sure. (Mitchell) Have you ever passed out from drinking? (Kavanaugh) Passed out would be no, but I've gone to sleep, but I've never blacked out. That's the, that's the allegation. And that's, that's wrong."
9. SOUNDBITE (English): Rachel Mitchell, Sex Crimes Prosecutor:
"Dr. Ford described an incident where she was alone in a room with you and Mark Judge. Have you ever been alone in a room with Dr. Ford and Mark Judge?"
"No. (Mitchell) Dr. Ford described an incident where you were grinding your genitals on her. Have you ever ground or rubbed your genitals against Dr. Ford. (Kavanaugh) No. (Mitchell) Dr. Ford described an incident where you covered her mouth with your hand. Have you ever covered Dr. Ford's mouth with your hand? (Kavanaugh) No. (Mitchell) Dr. Ford described an incident where you tried to remove her clothes. Have you ever tried to remove her clothes? (Kavanaugh) No. (Mitchell) Referring back to the definition of sexual behavior that I have given you, have you ever at any time engaged in sexual behavior with Dr. Ford? (Kavanaugh) No. (Mitchell) Have you ever engaged in sexual behavior with Dr. Ford, even if it was consensual. (Kavanaugh) No."
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is calling certain allegations against him a "joke" and a "farce."
Kavanaugh made the statements while testifying Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee following allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that he sexually assaulted her in high school. Allegations by other women followed those by Ford.
Kavanaugh was referring specifically to allegations by Julie Swetnick, whose name and allegations became public Wednesday, a day before the hearings. Swetnick said in a sworn statement that she witnessed Kavanaugh "consistently engage in excessive drinking and inappropriate contact of a sexual nature with women in the early 1980s."
Kavanaugh was responding to questions from Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein when he said: "The Swetnick thing is a joke, that's a farce."
Feinstein asked Kavanaugh if he wanted to say more about Swetnick's allegations. Kavanaugh responded: "No."