the goal here was to stall the confirmation vote in the hope that the dems retake the senate in the midterms.
A new allegation appears every few days, with the intention of stalling the proceedings with hearings on the new allegations.
Sen. Feinstein held the first allegation for months before releasing it at the 11th hour.
We're used to it now, because the dems have been doing it for years. Release allegations which can be neither confirmed nor denied at the last minute.
Amy Barrett was President Trump's second choice for this position. If Sen. Feinstein had forwarded the allegations to her fellow judiciary committee members in a timely manner, and it was decided that the allegations had merit, then there would have been plenty of time to get Judge Barrett confirmed before the midterms.
Sen. Feinstein held the allegations until the vote was imminent to make sure that didn't happen