At hearings, Senators and Representatives can either ASK QUESTIONS or GIVE SPEECHES. When they give speeches it is showmanship — either to heap big praise or to criticize.
I don’t know about you….but I turn on the hearings because I just want to know the information from the witnesses. I don’t turn it on for the political theatre of speeches.
So for every high drama speech – praise or criticism – we lost opportunity to hear from the witness (Secretary Clinton.)