Can you read 42,000 pages in one night?

Can you read 42,000 pages in one night?

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The night before Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing was set to begin, 42,000 pages of documents from Kavanaugh's time in the George W. Bush White House were turned over to Senators. Democrats claimed there was not nearly enough time for them to fully investigate the documents, while their Republican colleagues more or less told them to suck it up. Can a human person even read 42,000 pages in one night?

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Sen. Chuck Schumer was the first to raise the (emoji) alarm the night before the hearing began. 

The Senate Judiciary Twitter account clapped back a few hours later, claiming the majority had fully read all documents. 

Per The Washington Post

Taylor Foy, a spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), responded that “our review team will be able to complete its examination of this latest batch in short order, before tomorrow’s hearing begins.”

As the hearing began, Democratic Senators pleaded to be given more time to read the documents. 

In 2013, when the Obama Administration was working to implement the Affordable Care Act, Republicans were very upset by the number of pages of legislation they were expected to wade through. According to The Washington Post, that "astronomical" number of pages was somewhere around 10,000—substantially fewer than they were expecting Democrats to read in the course of an evening. 

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