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PHOTO: Women Sitting Behind Brett Kavanaugh React In Horror as He Rages During His Testimony

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was called back to testify about claims by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Shortly after the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford regarding sexual assault allegations against him, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took the hot seat to testify in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

While Dr. Ford’s testimony was widely regarded as credible, measured, and ultimately human, Judge Kavanaugh appeared enraged, frequently interrupting senators and in some cases, replying to their questions with the same question.

To many, a recently viral photo is summing it up well.

As Kavanaugh appears to sneer, the women behind him—including his mother Martha and wife Ashley—appear horrified.

A closer look:

Interestingly enough, nearly all the women in the picture support Kavanaugh’s confirmation. From left to right, the women are Kavanaugh’s mother Judge Martha Kavanaugh, friend Martha Cox Kaplan, wife Ashley Kavanaugh, friend Suzanne Mattan and former clerk Zina Bash.

The moment is only a snapshot, but from this picture Twitter users read a thousand words.

The faces reflect many of the thoughts shared by women on Twitter throughout the hearing.

There was a marked difference between Kavanaugh’s temperament and that of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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