Connie Mack IV convinced Ron Estes, R-KS, to let him use space in the basement of the U.S. Capitol so the former U.S. Rep. from Florida could stage a fake Congressional hearing for Ukrainian television, the Daily Beast reported Monday.

Estes’ office said he was not in attendance for the event, but “reserved the room ‘as a courtesy’ for Mack,” the Beast reported.

Mack, The onetime candidate for U.S. Senate, is now a registered lobbyist. He reportedly told a reporter for the Weekly Standard who attended the event that he is focused on “shining a light on corruption in Ukraine.”

Read the bizarre story, courtesy of the Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff and Andrew Desiderio here.