On April Fool's Day House Minority Leader John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFreedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? 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 Andrew BoehnerFreedom Caucus bruised but unbowed in GOP primary fights GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? MORE presented to the committee after the jump


Chairman Markey, though I was unable to attend today