As Republicans in the Senate moved a step closer to confirming Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh early next week, many on Capitol Hill - and in the nation - were still digesting the riveting testimony of both Judge Kavanaugh, and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleged that Kavanaugh sexually attacked her at a party in the summer of 1982, a charge Kavanaugh sternly denied.
In the wake of the hearing, it was quickly obvious that few minds were changed in the Senate after the testimony, as Republicans said there was no need for further delay on the Kavanaugh nomination.
"We processed this in the way that was the most responsible," said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA). "We got the evidence before the committee, and that's what we wanted to do."
Democrats saw Kavanaugh's testimony differently.
"I will vote no on Judge Kavanaugh," said Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL), who is in a tough re-election fight.
Here's some thoughts on what happened, and what's next in the Kavanaugh confirmation.