It was possible that both Judge Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford would testify on Thursday, as Senate Democrats pressed for a further investigation into Ford's claim from the early 1980's.
"We must treat Dr. Ford’s allegation against Judge Kavanaugh seriously," said Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA). "We should not rush this process and hurry to a vote."
As day broke on a chilly, wet morning on Capitol Hill on Sunday, there was still no concrete schedule in place, as GOP Senators were feeling pressure about their votes not only from Democrats, but also from conservative Republican activists.
But Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) also made it clear he wants to hear more about the situation.
"Progress on a Judiciary Committee hearing is being made," Flake tweeted on Saturday. "This is good."
Republicans had originally planned for a Monday vote on Kavanaugh in the Judiciary Committee - that notice was still up on the committee's website Sunday morning - as another day of political maneuvering seemed at hand.