June 17th, 2010
10:25 AM ET

Democrat: Lawmakers going to take Hayward's 'hide off'

CNN Wire Staff

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Washington (CNN) - Democratic lawmakers will try to build the case of a corporate culture which chose riskier, cheaper methods over safety concerns as they grill BP CEO Tony Hayward on Capitol Hill Thursday.

"Members are angry. Members are frustrated," Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Michigan, told CNN's Dana Bash. "They're going to take his hide off, as they should."

Stupak, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, outlined evidence his committee has put together from thousands of pages of internal BP documents.

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  1. Jim

    It had better be BOTH parties Republican & Democrat that take hide- Those that do not ,will find THEIR hide handed to them with a PINK SLIP come election day!

    June 17, 2010 at 12:25 pm |
  2. Steve

    It would be nice to see how much the oil companies contributed to each member in the committee while they are on-screen. At least then, we can understand why they are making the unbelievable comments some have made so far.

    June 17, 2010 at 11:38 am |