Trump missed hardly a moment of the proceedings, relying on DVRs to keep up on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from his private office on Air Force One as he traveled from NY to Washington, and continued monitoring back at the White House, where Ford's voice echoed from TVs around the building.
Scott has called on Nelson to meet with Kavanaugh but has not explicitly called on Nelson to vote in favor of confirmation.
It was an emotional day of testimony in which the balance of power on America's highest court was at stake.
In calling for the Federal Bureau of Investigation probe before any vote could happen, Carlson urged the Senate to "remain an institution that will reliably follow the law and not politics".
Many Democrats on the committee called for the FBI to launch an investigation into the allegations, which Ford says involves an incident when Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her in the summer of 1982 but, like numerous Republicans on the committee, Sanders said such an investigation is unnecessary because "he's been through six separate background investigations".
At times, Kavanaugh's frustrations boiled over.
The incident allegedly happened at a gathering of teenagers at a house, when Judge Kavanaugh and his friend were both drunk. News reports that an anonymous complaint sent to Republican Sen.
Democrats heaped praise on Ford and pointed to gaps in her memory as evidence that she has been truthful, with Illinois Senator Dick Durbin noting that a "polished liar" can create a "seamless story" while a survivor "cannot be expected" to remember every detail.
Bush has been advocating for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with wavering senators in recent days.
"This is the most unethical sham since I've been in politics", he declared furiously.
"As part of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, the FBI conducted its sixth full field background investigation of Judge Kavanaugh since 1993, 25 years ago". In the summer of 2006, Kavanaugh finally made it on the court.
The magazine also warned Republicans on the committee against voting for Kavanaugh without investigating all of the women's claims.
Republicans appointed Arizona sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Ford, and she led off the questioning of Kavanaugh.
How the proceedings were playing out on television was a key anxiety.
But many felt the proceeding took a turn once Kavanaugh appeared.
Others said they believed Kavanaugh had been assaulted, but that it had likely been by someone else and that she had simply mistaken their identity. "I would just urge my colleagues to recognize that, in the end, we are 21 very imperfect senators trying to do our best to provide advice and consent", he said.