Friday, July 20, 2012

Waxman's Regrets on Steroid Hearing

Waxman Regrets Hearing Was Held
WASHINGTON — A day after a dramatic, nationally televised hearing that pitted Roger Clemens against his former personal trainer and Democrats against Republicans, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said Thursday that he regretted holding the hearing in the first place.
The chairman, Henry A. Waxman, Democrat of California, said the four-hour hearing unnecessarily embarrassed Clemens, who he thought did not tell the truth, as well as the trainer, Brian McNamee, who he thought was unfairly attacked by committee Republicans.

“I think Clemens and McNamee both came out quite sullied, and I didn’t think it was a hearing that needed to be held in order to get the facts out about the Mitchell report,” Waxman said. [New York Times, February 15, 2008

This coming from the man who knew absolutely nothing about steroid use in the first place, nor could he account for where $15 million earmarked for steroid education ended up!

He drags people before committees, he humiliates them, then he apologizes afterwards. . .

Is this the way that Congressmen should behave?

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