President Trump said during a news conference at the White House that he supports the congressional hearing on an allegation that Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman in high school, because there shouldn't be any doubt about his innocence. Trump also blamed Democrats for not bringing the allegation forward sooner.
From the ground, this damage is devastating. From the air, the devastation is overwhelming. Washington Post staff photographer Carolyn Van Houten documented it during a helicopter ride over coastal North Carolina on Monday. This is what she saw.