On April Fool's Day House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump, House GOP could clash over 'Buy America' Lobbying World Earmarks face tough comeback after ethics blow-up MORE lightened up a House Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming hearing today with "testimony" from Colombian President Hugo Chavez.

In the prank testimony, Chavez thanked House Democrats for their "ongoing assistance" to his "socialist regime"and said "it is comforting to know that I have such strong allies in the House Democratic Majority." Read the full testimony BoehnerJohn BoehnerTrump, House GOP could clash over 'Buy America' Lobbying World Earmarks face tough comeback after ethics blow-up MORE presented to the committee after the jump


Chairman Markey, though I was unable to attend today