I was unable to watch the hearings, but EVERYONE should have known this was how he would behave. So FIRST, if you don’t have some awesome plan for trapping him…don’t invite him. I don’t see why he was important enough for Dems to risk looking so weak…that we had to get him in that chair today.
SECOND, you make anybody who behaves like that pay a serious price. You do EVERYTHING you have to … to make his legal fees go thru the roof, put him on a terrorist watch list, make him come back again and again (but not on TV)…whatever it takes.
THIRD, are there ways the Dems can change any of the chamber rules and consequences…so that he can be charged, subpoenaed, lose his law license, be arrested on the spot… (lying to congress) whatever it takes to make him hurt. He might leave the room unscathed but this needs to cost him.
The one good thing that comes of this is he looks, sounds, and smells like a total asshole. Less than 40% of our country was ever in the market for an asshole, and that number is going down daily. Playing his greatest hits over and over is going to convince a lot more people of what an asshole he is, rather than what a brilliant strategist or legislator he will make.
If you gotta make lemonade out of this, turning him into a huge asshole poster is one option.