TODAY, 9a ET: Bret Baier & Martha MacCallum Anchor Live Coverage of the Kavanaugh-Ford Hearing
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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and one of his sexual assault accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill Thursday, and Fox News Channel has special LIVE coverage.
Starting at 9:00am ET, "Special Report" host Bret Baier and "The Story" host Martha MacCallum anchor coverage of the much-anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
Baier and MacCallum will be joined by Brit Hume, Chris Wallace, Dana Perino and Judge Andrew Napolitano for reaction and analysis.
Ford is one of several women who have accused Kavanaugh of decades-old sexual misconduct. She alleges that he attempted to force himself on her at a high school party in the early 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the allegation.
Additionally, Kavanaugh is accused of exposing himself at a freshman year dorm party to his Yale University classmate Deborah Ramirez, and attorney Michael Avenatti has claimed that Kavanaugh was involved in gang rapes when he was a high school student. Kavanaugh has emphatically denied the allegations.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday released Kavanaugh’s prepared testimony ahead of Thursday’s hearing. In it, Kavanaugh says he “never sexually assaulted anyone – not in high school, not in college, not ever.”
“Sexual assault is horrific,” he says. “It is morally wrong. It is illegal. It is contrary to my religious faith.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Tuesday that Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona sex crimes prosecutor, has been chosen to lead questioning for Republicans during the hearing.
"The majority members have followed the bipartisan recommendation to hire as staff counsel for the committee an experienced career sex-crimes prosecutor to question the witnesses at Thursday’s hearing," Grassley said in a statement. "The goal is to de-politicize the process and get to the truth, instead of grandstanding and giving senators an opportunity to launch their presidential campaigns. I’m very appreciative that Rachel Mitchell has stepped forward to serve in this important and serious role."
Don't miss Fox News Channel's must-see coverage of the hearing, starting Thursday at 9:00am ET.