FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok was called before the House judiciary committee Thursday for questioning about his anti-Trump behavior during multiple investigations before and after the 2016 election.
However, no exchange was more fiery than the one between Strzok and Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert.
Gohmert said he believed Strzok was a liar. “I watched you in the private testimony you gave and I told some of the other guys, ‘he is really good, he’s lying, he know, we know he’s lying and he can probably pass the polygraph.'”
Democrats objected to the comments and other lawmakers got into a yelling match. Gohmert was triggered by the crosstalk from his colleagues and went on a tirade about Strzok’s infidelity and bias.
According to previous Daily Caller reporting:
“The disgrace is what this man has done to our justice system!” Gohmert declared. “It won’t be recaptured any time soon because of the damages that you have done to the justices and I have talked to FBI around the country, you have embarrassed them, you have 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 eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page?”
Democrats erupted in the chamber shouting “shame” and “harassment.”
One female Democratic member on the judiciary committee yelled into her microphone at Gohmert during the rant: “You need your medication.”
A volatile day on Capitol Hill.