People all over the country heard Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, as evidenced by some truly remarkable images on social media.
People on planes, trains, the floor of the New York Stock Exchange and elsewhere were photographed watching and listening to the historic testimony unfold.
People in Metro Atlanta are listening as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies before a Senate committee. Judge Brett Kavanaugh will testify next. pic.twitter.com/p6CMvaH2C9— Richard Elliot (@RElliotWSB) September 27, 2018
Sound waves from NYSE trading post TVs resound in unison at higher than usual decibel levels as traders watched Christine Blasey Ford testify. Could decipher nearly every word of the hearing anywhere I walked, competing only with ringing phones at times. #KavanaughHearingspic.twitter.com/6UREse8hjW— Brad Smith (@thebradsmith) September 27, 2018
On plane to nyc. History on the backs of our seats. No one is reading a magazine, no one is talking, everyone is watching this brave and inspiring woman testify on Capitol Hill. That the GOP senators, the WH and others won’t allow for a real investigatio… https://t.co/QQh1D7clvrpic.twitter.com/S0Eyw9A02Z— Andrew Zimmern (@andrewzimmern) September 27, 2018
Working and watching Dr. Ford give her testimony...what she’s doing is enormously difficult and she’s doing it with such grace and poise. pic.twitter.com/iu4XrgEvjl— Chakra Khan (@Steph_Scribes) September 27, 2018
An office deli full of women watching the Kavanaugh hearings pic.twitter.com/IoAJkVnMQN— Julie Zeglen (@juliezeglen) September 27, 2018
Students ― from colleges like Rutgers University, Hofstra University and Trinity College ― appeared in the majority of images floating around.
Quinnipiac students gathering at the school’s student center, watching the Kavanaugh Hearing and testimony by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. The details at Noon, 5, & 6 on Eyewitness News. #WFSBpic.twitter.com/cd2LR9F16g— Matt McFarland (@MattMcFarland3) September 27, 2018
Trinity students watching As Kavanaugh about to speak pic.twitter.com/Z5CvzDd77Z— Kathleen Megan (@kathymegan) September 27, 2018
Journalism One students are watching a live broadcast of Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Head to https://t.co/QNdv6QZdu9 to read a full explainer of the Confirmation Hearing. pic.twitter.com/qKZvUHjUge— Crimson Student Press (@theCSPN) September 27, 2018
Students watching #KavanaughHearing@RutgersLaw in Newark say they find Christine Blasey Ford very credible. They’re also troubled by the partisanship they’re seeing. @wcbs880pic.twitter.com/WVqm9qrqne— Peter Haskell (@peterhaskell880) September 27, 2018
Though NBC’s Megyn Kelly said Thursday that she thinks “most Americans are not watching” the hearing, social media is painting a different picture.
Additionally, everyone’s favorite quirky dictionary, Merriam-Webster, shared that Thursday’s top lookups were all Kavanaugh-centric.
Top lookups, in order: collegial, exculpatory, sequela, sexual assault, indelible— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) September 27, 2018
The last word on that list, “indelible,” is a reference to Blasey’s response when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked her to describe her most vivid memory of the alleged sexual assault.
“Indelible in the hippocampus is the laughter, the uproarious laughter between the two, and their having fun at my expense,” said Blasey. “I was underneath one of them while the two laughed. Two friends having a really good time with one another.”
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.