Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell had some words of support for a nervous, emotional Christine Blasey Ford, telling her she's "very sorry" that she was afraid.
"I just wanted to tell you, the first thing that struck me from your statement this morning was that you’re terrified, and I just wanted to let you know I’m very sorry," she told Ford. "That’s not right."
Ford had testified that she was not at the hearing because she wanted to be and that she was "terrified," but she believed it was her civic duty to testify about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and her claims that he sexually assaulted her while they were in high school.
Mitchell, who works in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, is chief of the Special Victims Division and serves as deputy county attorney, and was brought in by the Senate Judiciary Committee to question Ford and Kavanaugh.
The Republican side of the committee consists of 11 men and opted to bring in Mitchell to avoid the images of a group of men questioning Ford on live television.
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