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Real-Time, Emotional Reaction From The Crowd Watching The Kavanaugh Hearing

September 27, 2018 11:19 a.m.

A crowd made up largely of activists — gathered in an audience overflow room in the U.S. Capitol complex to watch the Judiciary Committee’s hearing about sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh — sat raptly for the beginning of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony. But there were some natural reactions that hinted at what moments would leave a lasting mark from the hearings.

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