VIDEO DISCUSSION: Gender politics on full blast during Christine Blasey Ford’s US Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was center stage as the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing to “afford” Ms. Blasey Ford with an opportunity to tell her story of an alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh when she was a teenager. Kavanaugh, who is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, is up for Senate confirmation to ascend to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dr. Blasey Ford held her composure and was grace under fire when she gave her testimony, which was in stark contrast to Kavanaugh's childish outbursts and blatant disrespect shown to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Further, what ensued during Judge Kavanaugh’s questioning for the world to see is that representatives in the US government are more focused on power and less about truth-seeking.