Abuse of Power -- Rethugs won't Let Dems use Rooms for Hearings
I honestly hope that when the dems are in power again they will not act like this, it would be so embarrassing to be a part of a party that does this kind of thing:
In December, ranking Democrat John Conyers (Mich.) began holding “forums” — gatherings with all the trappings of official hearings — after Chairman James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) refused to hold hearings on topics Conyers requested. The forums have been held in smaller committee rooms, often with C-SPAN coverage and formal witness lists.
In a sign of how far relationships on the committee have soured, majority staff recently announced a new policy to deny any request from a committee Democrat for the use of a committee hearing room.
udiciary GOP pulls the plug on Conyers 'forums'