Tempers flared Thursday during a congressional hearing chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) about birth control and religious liberty. A panel scheduled to give testimony consisted of religious leaders and professors – but no women. This decision drew the ire of Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), both of whom eventually walked out of the hearing. “We were fighting, I think, for American women,” Norton told Jennifer Granholm. “We were in a sham hearing.” The hearing was stacked against her party’s interests, the congresswoman said, less than a week after President Obama reached an important compromise on the interests of religious liberty vs. women’s rights to contraception. “They wanted to reframe an issue that we had already won,” Norton said.