In an interview with ESPN, Rep. Chris Shays (R-CT) recounts Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro’s 2005 testimony before the House Oversight Committee, saying it was the worst behavior he has seen in “20 years in public life in Congress”:
Let me just say that they were deceitful… They weren’t cooperative. And they were arrogant. And they were like, “How dare you question us,” kind of attitude. And I want you to know I don’t take offense at that. There are certain things as a member of Congress I don’t like. But personally, I was just stunned by it because I haven’t see worse behavior in anyone in my 20 years in public life in Congress.
As ThirdParty notes, Shays has instead used his position on the Oversight Committee to shower praise on Blackwater CEO Erik Prince, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld, and GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.