On Tuesday's Hannity on Fox News, House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tried to tell host Sean Hannity how he would differ from outgoing Speaker John Boehner if he takes over the job. But even though he had 11 minutes to do so, McCarthy was unable to convince the host that he would be any different.
As the two sparred over what kind of leader Republicans need, things went very wrong when McCarthy gave Boehner a grade of "B-" for his overall performance as speaker. Hannity was beyond flabbergasted, saying, "Oh, come on." Hannity gives Boehner a grade of "D-" and said both men are too closely connected for things to truly change.
But things worsened when McCarthy asked his own questions during the interview:
McCarthy: Now look, the question I think you really want to ask me is, 'How am I going to be different?'
Hannity: I love how you ask my questions, but go ahead. That was one of my questions. Go ahead.
McCarthy: I knew you'd want to ask it.
And so McCarthy answered his own query, saying, "What you're going to get [with me] is a conservative speaker that takes a conservative Congress that puts a strategy to fight and win."
That clears it up! McCarthy gave one example:
Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee -- a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? 'Cause she's untrustable. But no one would've know that any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.
The left is already having a field day with this one as they celebrate the admission that the Benghazi panel was not about getting to the truth but about a political smear campaign.
But all Hannity was interested in was the promise of defunding Obamacare, defunding Planned Parenthood, and Congress finally using its constitutional powers to get things done. It doesn't seem as though he got the answers he, or many other conservatives, wanted to hear.