August 31, 2018 | Ed Whelen
Print out our prayer guide while you watch the Kavanaugh hearings–while the media are looking for sound bites, you can be discerning prayer points. Download HERE. And let your senators know that you are praying for them–click HERE.
This helpful guide to the hearing was written by Ed Whelen in National Review:
Tuesday, Sept. 4: The hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:30. Don’t expect any questioning by senators on this day. After Chairman Grassley opens the hearing, the day will proceed with opening statements of 10 minutes each by all 21 committee members (11 Republicans and 10 Democrats). . . .
And the first day will close—probably around 5 p.m.—with Kavanaugh’s opening statement.
Wednesday: First round of questioning begins. Each senator will have 30 minutes, and the questioning will alternate back and forth between Republicans and Democrats and in order of seniority. . . .
Thursday: The first round of questioning will probably end by lunchtime, even if that means a late lunch. The second round of questioning will then take place, with each senator having 20 minutes. In theory, that could mean another seven hours of questioning, but Grassley will aim to complete Kavanaugh’s testimony on Thursday, so some Republicans will probably waive some or all of their time (and some Democrats might do so as well).
Friday: The committee will hear from four panels of witnesses, 28 witnesses in total (listed here). The panels will be ushered in and out very quickly, and nearly no one will be watching at this point. (Excerpted from National Review, by Ed Whelen. Follow him on Twitter for updates during the hearing: @EdWhelanEPPC.)