“There’s a great deal of frustration,” said Neil Sroka, spokesman for Democracy for America, a liberal advocacy group that is pressing Senate Democrats to unify immediately against Kavanaugh.

“We need to be training all of our firepower on Murkowski and Collins and we don’t need to be wasting one shred of energy trying to push a Democrat in the right direction on this extremist nominee,” he added, referring to moderate Republican Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who are viewed as potential swing votes.

“There’s great deal of impatience amongst the grassroots for senators to get off the fence on Kavanaugh,” Sroka added.