"I categorically and unequivocally deny the allegation against me by Dr Ford". Lindsey Graham soon followed suit, bellowing to Democrats in the room: "This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics".
She said Kavanaugh held her down, put his hand over her mouth to silence her, and tried to remove her clothes.
"Has anyone come forward to say to you, "Hey, remember, I was the one that drove you home"?"
Democratic senators sought to score political points during their five minutes apiece of questioning Ford.
Asked by Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, for her strongest memory of the alleged incident, Ms Ford mentioned the two boys' "laughter - the uproarious laughter between the two and they're having fun at my expense".
But absent these further steps, how can Flake pretend that Judiciary Committee Senators - and he himself - have done everything they could to get as close as possible to resolving that uncertainty? "This brings back so much pain", she said. For a very long time, I was too afraid and ashamed to tell anyone these details.
She said she feared the personal consequences would be akin to "jumping in front of a train". "She will testify that Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her when they both attended private schools in a tony suburb outside Washington".
Dr. Ford opened with an emotional, tearful recount of the alleged sexual attack by Kavanaugh. The Washington Post previously reported she told the paper the party took place near the country club. The panel's Republican senators, all men, did not question her, assigning that task to Rachel Mitchell, a sex crimes prosecutor.
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Ford said that though they went to different high schools, she had been friendly with a classmate of Kavanaugh's and attended a number of parties that the future judge also attended.
Republican leaders were hoping to confirm him to the high court by early next week.
Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by two other women, putting his nomination for the US Supreme Court at risk.
But Michael Avenatti's client, Julie Swetnick, has claimed that Judge and Kavanaugh did collaborate to inebriate young women for such sessions.
One Trump ally noted that while the President doesn't like men who display their feelings the way Kavanaugh did, he likes winning even more - and the nominee's performance will boost his chances for victory.
When asked by the media if the nomination come to the full Senate floor for a vote, Grassley responded "Depends on what happens tomorrow".
Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, assessed the day saying: "Anyone who opposes Brett Kavanaugh is basically signaling their retirement".
Republicans also risk rejection by female voters in November if they are seen as not fully respecting women and their allegations.