Cutting Room Floor: Man in the Hot Seat

Posted June 18, 2010 at 5:15pm

[IMGCAP(1)]BP CEO Tony Hayward faces a panel of House Members and nearly as many photographers on Thursday. Hayward appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, where he was shouted at by a protester in the audience and sharply criticized by lawmakers. But Energy and Commerce ranking member Joe Barton’s apology to Hayward drew by far the most attention. The Texas Republican said he was “ashamed” of the way BP was treated in a meeting at the White House. Barton later retracted that apology amid a torrent of criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike.