Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer slammed Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’s congressional testimony as “pathetic” in an interview set to air on Wednesday’s Hugh Hewitt radio show.
The author of “Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes, and Politics” said Sebelius’ performance before the House Energy and Commerce Committee left much to be desired, even if viewers took into account there wasn’t much she could have said.
“To her credit — and it was a pathetic, horrible, mortifying performance. She wasn’t holding a lot of cards,” Krauthammer said. “I mean, I was just thinking about it this morning — what is there to say? You just presided over the biggest debacle in sort of liberal administrative history. You’re into it for several weeks. You have no way out. You’re now getting reports that people are losing — people perfectly happy with their current policy are having them canceled out of the blue because of a regulation in Obamacare that they hadn’t told you about. I mean, what in God’s name can you say? So she said what she to and it certainly didn’t help them in any way.”
Krauthammer admitted he “almost” felt sympathy for Sebelius.
“I hate to say it, but I almost felt sorry for her,” he added. “Almost — I can’t say I did entirely.”