If Republicans lost a bit of credibility by Mr. McCarthy stating what was already obvious to anyone paying close attention, it still is not as bad as the humiliation brought on the party by the GOP members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. For almost five hours on Tuesday, the Republicans hectored Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood. Ostensibly, they were looking into allegation from anti-abortion activists that Planned Parenthood is profiting from the sale of fetal tissue left over from abortions. This is currently the hottest of hot button issues in right wing circles. Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has doubled down on her wild assertion that she has seen videos showing aborted babies being kept alive so their brains can be harvested. (Even many of her fellow conservatives acknowledge that no such videos exist.) Meanwhile, several states have conducted investigations of Planned Parenthood aiming to uncover nefarious goings on, but not a single one has uncovered any illegal activities.