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kavanaugh-ford hearing

Here's a peek at the silent Republican senators listening to Christine Blasey Ford

Kavanaugh Hearing.

Christine Blasey Ford is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, speaking under oath about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh forcibly groped her and attempted to rape her at a high school party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh has denied the accusation. Committee Republicans hired veteran Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Ford on their behalf, and so aside from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, the GOP side of the dias has remained silent and mostly off-screen.

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said the hearing was "a disaster for the Republicans," and that Ford was coming off "extremely credible." Having abdicated their responsibility to question the witness themselves, panel Republicans merely sat in silence and watched her emotional testimony. Take a peek at the silent crew below. Kimberly Alters