So if Rep. Dave Reichert's campaign wasn't just blowing smoke out its collective ass when it claimed the three-term Republican couldn't debate Democratic challenger Suzan DelBene because his "schedule had already filled up," then this should free up some time, right?
Congress on Thursday adopted a stopgap spending measure to finance the government through Dec. 3 as lawmakers dashed for an earlier-than-expected exodus from Washington and headed home to focus on the midterm elections.
Hear that? Congress recessed nine days earlier than planned. Which means, presumably, Reichert now has a nine-day hole in his allegedly busy (yet totally secretive) schedule in which to squeeze in at least one public debate.