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Pretty Much Everyone in the Country Is Watching the Kavanaugh Hearing

Americans tuned in on their commutes, at their jobs, in class, and even mid-flight.

by Lauren Messman
Sep 27 2018, 7:24pm

On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to testify that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were teenagers. It was a truly monumental event—a hearing that could ultimately decide whether or not a man who's been accused by at least four women of sexual misconduct or violence could become the swing vote on the Supreme Court, effectively skewing public policy to the right for the rest of his life.

But according to Megyn Kelly, no one really cared, or something.

"Most Americans are not watching this. Right?" Kelly said during NBC's live coverage of the event. "Most Americans are at their jobs right now or taking care of their kids and they're going to see clips of it on the evening news... I think most people are going about their daily business."

Kelly was right about one thing: people were, in fact, going about their daily lives—but many were also finding time to watch the proceedings anyway. All across the country, people on their commutes, students in school, and even passengers on planes tuned in to one of the most pivotal moments of Trump's presidency so far.

They listened on the subway:

They watched live (and wept) mid-flight:

College students across the country tuned in during class:

Yale University Law School students chat during a break in watching U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on September 27, 2018 in New Haven, Connecticut. Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images.

Chemo patients watched at the doctor's:

Americans watched at their jobs:

Adam Kruppa, bartender at the Billy Goat Tavern, watches on television as professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee about being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images.

And multitasked while taking care of their kids:

Just a bunch of Americans around the country listening to their fellow citizen and paying attention to their political system. Nothing to see here, Megyn.

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