On Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” on Thursday, the All-Star panel speculated on why newly confirmed U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power was a no-show at an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday about the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki and other State Department officials had been reluctant give any details on Power’s location. Tucker Carlson, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, called the stonewalling “silly,” but not without taking a shot at the new U.N. ambassador.
“[I] have to say, I’m sure wherever she is, Ambassador Power is just dying that she is not here. She has very much a freshman seminar view of the world — a quiver with a moral outrage all the time. ‘People are doing bad things, we have a moral obligation to intervene now, now, now!’ So, they’re silly. Just say where she is. It looks like she is on vacation. If she is, who cares? Everybody is in August. They should admit it.”
His co-panelist, Kirsten Powers disagreed with Carlson’s characterization of Power. But Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer said her whereabouts were irrelevant as the United Nations is not likely to act on Syria as long as Russia has a seat on the Security Council.
“She also understands that nothing happens at the U.N.,” Krauthammer said. “She could show up, not show up. She could hover above it, you know, in a drone. It would make no difference with the Russians on the Security Council, who want to protect [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad. Nothing is going to happen one way or the other. It’s for show.”