Democrats were furious at Republicans for what they believe was a blatant effort to drag out today’s proceedings and delay a final vote until the dead-of-the-night.
Earlier today, it was widely believed that Republicans would be through offering amendments by 5 p.m. ET. But as the evening wore on, Democrats came to believe the GOP was simply trying to bury the votes in the news cycle.
So the decision was made to hold the final two votes tomorrow morning to ensure more people would be able to witness the historic votes — even though it enraged the GOP.
"They can't expect to go... into the middle of the night without the American public seeing,” said Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a member of the committee.
She said Republicans had told them they would only go until 5 p.m. ET and so when they went longer, Democrats decided to wait so the public can see.
Rep. Jamie Raskin, a Democrat from Maryland, added that they wanted to hold the vote in “broad daylight.”
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler declined to comment to CNN.