HUGH HEWITT, HOST: Now Charles, I don’t want you to become an enabler of incoherence. The one thing that the House does have is the right to hold hearings. And the one hearing that has made a difference thus far was the Benghazi hearing that Darrell Issa held last year when Gregory Hicks testified. I don’t see them using the one power they have, which is to subpoena witnesses, and to set the agenda at all. It’s rather haphazard. And I put the blame for that at the Speaker’s feet and the feet of the Leader and the Whip, and every committee chairman. But do you want to give them a pass on this?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: No, I don’t give them a pass on this. I think the few things that you can do with control of one house is precisely to block, number one, and two, to bring things to light. And I think many of the hearings, not that they haven’t had hearings. They have had hearings. But when you think of how they let Hillary off with the complete incoherence of the questioning, rather than having some coherent set of questions, one following up on another and challenging what she said, how she got off the hook from that hearing, just showed these guys weren’t up to major league play. I don’t think I’d put it all at the foot of the leaders. I think it has to do with the people asking the questions.
HH: Well, that’s very true.
CK: Some were good, but most, as you know, were not.
HH: That’s very true. Let me finish up there on Hillary. With these fiascos underway in Kiev, a massacre, and in Venezuela, the arrest of opposition leader, Leopoldo Lopez today, Hillary’s foreign policy trifecta is complete. She’s lost South America, she’s lost the Middle East, and she’s lot Eastern Europe. How does anyone recover from that and run for the presidency?
CK: By losing the Pacific Rim.