Mandi Bierly
April 28, 2014 AT 02:38 PM EDT

In the season 10 premiere of Deadliest Catch, viewers saw footage of Capt. Keith Colburn testifying in front of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation during the government shutdown. In the April 29 episode of the captains’ pre-show “The Bait,” Catch fan Sen. John McCain asks Capt. Keith about the experience. Watch the exclusive clip below for an answer that may or may not surprise you.

Deadliest Catch: The Bait airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET on Discovery, followed by Deadliest Catch at 9 p.m. ET.

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