Should Roger Clemens Have Been Tried?
Monday, former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens was acquitted of federal perjury charges. He was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress about whether he used performance-enhancing drugs. The cost to taxpayers for the failed trial is about $10 million.
This is just the latest high-profile loss for the Justice Department following the John Edwards trial. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) reacted in this statement, “The Federal Government lineup has struck out again in its second attempt to convict Roger Clemens. It had no business investigating an issue that should have been left in the hands of MLB in the first place.”
Peter Johnson, Jr. shared his perspective on the issue on today’s Fox and Friends. While he believes that many issues are more important than baseball, Johnson said, “[Congress] should be involved with baseball.”
He said, “If Congress believes they’ve been lied to, and they did believe they were lied to by Roger Clemens, they have the absolute right and they should go forward and say ‘Listen, this guy lied to Congress.’”