Brilliant ‘guerrilla’ strategy by the Democrats here. They know they don’t have the votes to stop the nomination, so they turn to asymmetrical warfare tactics. First, have activists disrupt the hearings. Second, use the hearings as a pretext to call for postponement. Third, use the refusal to postpone as proof the hearings are a charade. Worst case outcome for the Left is Grassley shows strength and courage and ignores them, but that’s no worse than the reality already. Best case scenario, Grassley buckles and any victory they have increases their standing. When defeat is certain, even a simple delay is often an improvement.
Republicans and Catholics have a lot to learn from the enemy. Study and learn from their tactics (just not their character).