I've received many letters like this about my appearance last week in the United States Senate:
Dear Mr. Steyn:
I've been following the reports on your appearance to give Senate testimony, and the troubles you and other witnesses encountered there. I don't want to pretend that I'm any kind of expert in such matters, but it was my impression going in that the hearings were Senator Cruz's idea, and that you were his invitee. If so, how were the proceedings commandeered by Sen. Markey in the manner that your posts suggest?
Thomas EvansWell, Markey didn't "commandeer" the proceedings. He was just blowharding off, and me and Judith Curry decided to blowhard right back at him, to the point where the big wimp cleared out and chose not to return for the second round of questions......It might be truer to say that the Democrats as a whole commandeered the proceedings. But even that would not be strictly correct. What happened is that Senate Republicans chose to permit the Dems to commandeer them.......To Read More....
Editor's Note: Please follow the link provided that takes you to Steyn's appearance at the Senate hearing. It's a wonder anyone can be found in contempt of Congress when they act the way they do since comtempt for Congress is so thick and wide spread it's amazing people aren't tripping over it coming up the steps of the Capitol.