Rep. Dan Burton accuses McNamee of lying
Congressman Dan Burton heat
things up at the Clemens hearing, accuses Brian McNamee of
Just as you think the Roger Clemens hearing, testifying
before the House Oversight, and Government Reform committee
hearing on drug use in baseball, couldn't get any messier, here
comes Congressman Dan Burton, asking former trainer Brian
McNamee "That's a lie, right?" after reading his
statement. And that's not all, Dan Burton was on McNamee's case
throughout his testimony, saying things like "You're
here as a sworn witness yet we have lie after lie after lie. I
don't know what to believe. I know one thing I don't believe.
That's you!" and "Roger Clemens is a baseball titan, and
with all these lies, you have destroyed him and his reputation.
How can we believe you? This kind of circus really bothers me."
Naturally, the comments made by Rep. Dan Burton are making
Brian McNamee said in his opening
statements that he had injected Clemens with steroids and human
growth hormone (HGH) at least 16 times between 1998 and 2001,
more often than previously admitted to lawmakers. "Make no
mistake: When I told Sen. Mitchell that I injected Roger Clemens
with performance-enhancing drugs, I told the truth. I told the
truth about steroids and human growth hormone. I injected those
drugs into the body of Roger Clemens at his direction.
Unfortunately Roger has denied this and led a full-court attack
on my credibility," said McNamee.
So far both Roger Clemens and Brian
McNamee have had had time explaining themselves in front of the
Senate, rambled and stumbled during their remarks on Capitol
Hill, while we are still far from the truth.