That's the ticket all right. This is an issue the Dems are having a hard time spinning. Right now, any way they turn, they hit a brick wall. Consequently, they have employed the turtle defense, withdrawn into the shell, and are hunkered down for this to blow over.
With the committee shut down, at some point cbsnbcabcnytimeswashpost will have to report the story. (In fact, the compost has already had a small story).
They will try to spin it as Republican obstructionism, but that ain't gonna work. The 'Pubs can just keep the committee shut til the story has to break. (This may take two weeks, but it has to happen.) Then the Dems catch Hell.
So far, the Dems have totally mishandled this issue. They could have squirmed out on the second day with a mea culpa because the 'Pubs were wishy-washy. They missed the chance and have let the public outcry wash over them, giving the 'Pubs some spine.
Why have the Dems misplayed this so badly? It could be because the Memo goes straight back to HRC, and she has forbade Rockefeller from serving up her hack who wrote the Memo in the first place. Just maybe.
Or it could just be arrogance and presumption. They may have figured that they've gotten away with so much other crap, thanks to help from their allies in the media and the Republican's refusal to call them on anything, that they would get away with this one to if they just hunkered down and waited for it to blow over.
This time, however, the Republicans appear to have finally had enough.
No maybe about it. For sure.