Arizonans React To Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford Testimony

By Will Stone
Published: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:19am
Updated: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 11:01am

Arizonans are closely watching the confirmation proceedings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

In an emotional Senate hearing Thursday, Dr Christine Blasey Ford accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers.

Reactions were mixed in downtown Phoenix as the emotional testimonies played out on national television.

Kelley Moore says she doesn't buy the allegations against Kavanaugh.

"Who seems a little more believable? In my opinion, he does. For them to wait this long for them to come forward and for them to make these allegations is a huge red flag for me," said Moore.

But others said they found Ford very persuasive.

Alyssa Hernandez is from Gilbert.

"I believe her, there are many reasons why people don't report right away. I don't think her statements should be taken as it is not true," said Hernandez.

And in Old Town Scottsdale, Monica Nicodemus said she wished there had been a different process for vetting the allegations.

"I would like them to do an FBI investigation. I am not quite sure what the hold up is about that. I don't understand why that hasn't already taken place," said Nicodemus.

The vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee was set for 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Associated Press contributed to this story.

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