Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Amy Schumer & More React to Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearing

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Lady Gaga attends the UK film premiere of 'A Star Is Born' at Vue West End in London. Sept. 27, 2018 in London.

In a scene reminiscent of the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict 22 years ago, during which viewers were glued to their televisions in a pre-social media era, Thursday's bitterly contentious Senate hearing over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court brought the nation to a virtual standstill.

From coast to coast, on phones, tablets, computers and airport monitors, Americans watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford emotionally recounted her claim of being sexually assaulted by a then-17-year-old Kavanaugh, followed by the judge vehemently, sometimes angrily, defending his reputation and denying the accusations.

Both faced intense questioning from the senators on the Judiciary Committee, and Twitter and Facebook instantly flooded with dozens of memes, screeds and impassioned essays from both Kavanaugh and Ford supporters. Meanwhile, the Republican majority on the committee made it clear that they intended to vote to approve the nominee during a 1:30 p.m. ET vote on Friday (Sept. 28), after which the nomination will be sent to the Senate for a full confirmation vote.

Hours before the Committee balloting, however, the American Bar Association and the dean of Kavanaugh's alma mater, Yale Law School joined the request to delay the nomination process to allow for a proper FBI investigation of the allegations by Ford, as well as a several other similar allegations from other women. And Republicans and the president followed suit, calling for an FBI investigation and in turn delaying the vote by up to a week.

Check out some of the Kavanaugh hearing reactions from Lady Gaga, Lauren Jauregui, Cyndi Lauper, Bette Midler, Ben Stiller and many others below.