Washington (CNN) - Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who invited Stephen Colbert to testify before her subcommittee, slipped out before we could talk to her.
Her spokesman says she ran to catch a flight at Dulles airport.
The only on the record comment his from Lofgren spokesman Pedro Ribeiro is "the hearing stands on its own."
But a committee aide close to Lofgren said the congresswoman has no regrets at all, because she achieved her primary goal, which was to use his celebrity to draw attention to the issue of migrant workers.
The aide said there were no prerequisites for his testimony. The only thing she and her staff reminded him was that he could not perjure himself and should adhere to the decorum of Congress.
I asked whether Colbert's comment to Rep. Steve King of Iowa that he was a "corn packer" and that is a "derogatory term for a gay Iowan" was in keeping with decorum.
The aide said it was, and that he has heard a lot worse from witnesses before Congress.
Before the hearing, we'd caught up with Zofgren and asked her if she had any concerns going in.
"I hope his celebrity will bring attention you've never been here before so I guess it did," she said. "I don't think it's a stunt. Celebrities add pizazz to an issue."