I am reminded of a song called the Un-American Blues where a person is called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee who is looking for commies. After their testimony to the committee they turn the questioning back to the chairman, Mr. Woods.
“Mr. Woods are you now or have you ever been a bastard?
You don’t have to answer that if it might incriminate you.
Well Woods said he would but we knew he wouldn’t,
and even if he would well he darn well couldn’t.
That’s Congress for you!
Week in and week out
And weak all over!”
Even if they do say something, the next day they retract, say it was taken out of context or deny it!!