Weigel’s theory about the GOP strategy:
Not all Republicans are as theatrical as Lindsey Graham. They are cool to the idea of an “unprecedented filibuster” of a Cabinet-level nominee. But if they can reframe the filibuster as something else—if it’s merely a delay, and they can talk about approving him later—well, then, they get the recess to beat him up (or completely fail to beat him up, as happened this weekend) or beg the White House for more, more, more Benghazi information, like the president’s exact actions on the night of the attack.
As loath as the White House is to discuss that, senators seem to think they’ll get something.