No sooner had Republicans in charge of the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed terms to hear from embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, a second accuser from his university days came forward.
Then word arrived that a third woman has indicated her desire to testify, presenting committee members with a logistical nightmare.
“We’re going to need a bigger committee.”
Given committee chairman’s Grassley’s advanced age and crankiness, senators instead decided to form a second Senate Judiciary Committee to handle all the new testimony.
“And if we need to form a third or a fourth, we will.”
Though they don’t want to set arbitrary deadlines, committee members, including Democrats, asked to get a rough headcount of how many women will be looking to testify by the end of the week, if possible
“If we run out of space here, we’ll need to give the DC convention Center some notice.”