Michiana residents react to Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford testimony

NOW: Michiana residents react to Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford testimony

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The heated testimony is sparking debate across the country, all over social media, and maybe even at your own dinner table!

People in Michiana had mixed reactions about Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing.

On Thursday, both Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford were sworn in to give their testimony to the Senate surrounding allegations of sexual assault by Kavanaugh when they were both still in high school.

Back here in Michiana, however, people had a lot to say about Thursday's testimony, including IUSB students Brooklyn Beatty and Kayla Kreft.

"Definitely, the process of admitting that you're a victim of sexual assault is sometimes more traumatizing than the sexual assault itself," said Beatty, a senior at IUSB. "I don't think that [Dr. Blasey Ford is] coming up with false allegations toward [Judge Kavanaugh].

"It takes a lot of courage to even confess something like that," said Kreft, a junior at IUSB. "Like even coming to terms with something like that so publicly."

But others had a different takeaway from the hearing.

"It's been 20 years, plus a college party," said Rachel Griffis. "I don't understand why she waited this long, and has a doctorate? What was she scared of? She's a doctor."

And others were torn on who to believe and where to stand.

"And I hope she’s able to move on with her life and find some sort of peace and healing," said Kevin Korhorn. "I feel terrible for Judge Kavanaugh and the body of work that he’s done."

Stay with ABC 57 News for continuing coverage of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court and the vote that is scheduled for Friday.


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