If she doesn’t, the Judiciary Committee should vote as scheduled.

When Americans went to bed last night, the path forward in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination battle seemed set. On Monday, the Senate Judiciary Committee — and the nation — would have an opportunity to watch Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testify, under oath, about Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh brutally assaulted her at a high-school party in the early 1980s. Crucially, both Kavanaugh and Ford would be subject to no-doubt-tough cross-examination.

But then, by Tuesday morning, there was a shift. My former NR colleague Eliana Johnson reported that Ford had not yet agreed to testify.