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Justice Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to replace the late Justice Anthony Kennedy was thrown into uncertainty last year when Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford came forward with sexual assault allegations against him.

Democrats were ultimately unsuccessful in blocking Kavanaugh's confirmation and he now sits on the Supreme Court.

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Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Brett M. Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo By Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images)

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University living a fairly normal life with her family. Then on September 19, 2018, her world changed drastically.

Dr. Blasey Ford's name hit the media as the previously unnamed accuser of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

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Fox News

Senator James Lankford (R-OK) on Thursday tried to equate peaceful protests with the string of attempted bombings that have paralyzed the country since Wednesday.

In the wake of nearly a dozen prominent Democrats being targeted by pipe bombs, Lankford said on Fox News that targeting political rivals with terrorism "is not who we are as Americans," condemning the use of violence as a means to political ends.

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Senator Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat, voted against newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, and she knows that choice has made her the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate.

"It's been a tough week for me," said the legislator as she spoke to a crowd of her constituents in the reliably red state, pointing out that she wasn't raised "to vote a certain way so that I could win. They raised me to vote the right way." (That statement got her a standing ovation.)

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President Donald Trump, in a statement to the press, claimed that Brett Kavanaugh, who was recently confirmed to the Supreme Court despite being embroiled in a sexual misconduct scandal, was the target of "a hoax that was set up by Democrats." The president suggested that Democrats would witness a reckoning next month, on the day of midterm elections.

"I hear that now they're thinking of impeaching a brilliant judge, a man who did nothing wrong, a man who was caught up in a hoax that was set up by the Democrats using the Democrats' lawyers and now they want to impeach him," the president said. "I've heard this from many people. I think it's an insult to the American public and I think you're going to see a lot of things happen on November 6th that have not happened before."

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University and a research psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her during a party in 1982 when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

Just ahead of a crucial senate vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation, the American Bar Association announced in a letter to Senate Judiciary Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ranking Member Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that the association would be reexamining the "well-qualified" ranking it bestowed on Kavanaugh.

The letter cites that the ABA is concerned with Kavanaugh's temperament following the September 27th testimony he gave to the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding sexual assault allegations lobbied against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

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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. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In a Washington Post op-ed, Charles Ludington, Lynne Brookes, and Elizabeth Swisher, who attended Yale University from 1983 to 1987 with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, explain why they oppose his nomination, disputing his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the process.

"We were college classmates and drinking buddies with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh," the three wrote, noting that they "each asserted that Brett lied to the Senate by stating, under oath, that he never drank to the point of forgetting what he was doing."

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