Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer didn't have much sympathy for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-Nev.) claim that Thursday's failed cloture vote on the Chuck Hagel Defense Secretary nomination "is one of the saddest spectacles I have witnessed in my 27 years in the Senate."
Appearing on Fox News's Special Report, Krauthammer said, "Perhaps he needs an antidepressant. I'd be happy to give him one."
BRET BAIER, HOST: Harry Reid said this: “Watching Republicans with otherwise distinguished records on national security place their desire to please the Tea Party ahead of doing the right thing for our troops is one of the saddest spectacles I have witnessed in my 27 years in the Senate.” Charles?
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, I mean, Harry looked extremely sad tonight. And he also was extremely sad that the Republicans are the ones who prevented us from having a Secretary of Defense. In these difficult days has anybody told him that Secretary Panetta is in office and next week will go to Europe as Secretary of Defense in defending, in representing the United States? Perhaps he needs an antidepressant. I'd be happy to give him one.