KRAUTHAMMER: "I think it's necessary. It's not a brilliant idea. Alienates a lot of people but it's the only way to do it because of the open of the process in the beginning or the middle, you never get to the end. You have to present something and you have to do it behind closed doors. You presented and then you fight it out. It's the only way Mitch McConnell could have done it, and it's the way he's doing it."