Crank it up to eleven. The intense hearing—that is still ongoing—between members of the House Judiciary Committee and disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok. Mr. Strzok engaged in an extramarital affair with former FBI lawyer Lisa Page. They sent tens of thousands of texts, almost all of them anti-Trump. Strzok was involved in two key FBI investigations, the Russia investigation and the Hillary Clinton email probe, and this bias has been the subject of controversy within the halls of the FBI and the Department of Justice. The whole hearing has been combative, a delicious circus with Republican members leveling legitimate criticism as Strzok, dotted with Democrats interrupting lines of questioning, and desperately trying to pivot to other issues. It’s a circus. It will go down as a great day in political theater.
Yet, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) decided to go there this afternoon, mentioning his affair with Page, which drew loud objections from Democrats.
“You’ve embarrassed yourself, and I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk, how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eye and lie to her about Lisa,” Gohmert said to Strzok—and then all hell broke loose (via Washington Examiner):
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 12, 2018
“Mr. Chairman, this is outrageous!” one Democrat shouted.
“Do you need your medication?” a female Democrat shouted at Gohmert.
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WATCH: This morning's House Judiciary hearing quickly became contentious as Chair Bob Goodlatte threatened FBI Agent Peter Strzok with contempt for declining to answer questions on Russia probe.
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) July 12, 2018
(Read more from “Pandemonium: GOP Congressman Hits Strzok on Extramarital Affair and Democrats Went Ballistic” HERE)