Today’s testimony before the House Oversight and Judiciary committees by FBI agent Peter Strzok has been explosive, to say the least.
Strzok is the agent removed from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, after it was discovered that he and an FBI attorney named Lisa Page were sharing anti-Trump texts.
Strzok and Page were also carrying on an illicit affair, unfortunately, and during the very heated exchanges between Strzok and members of the committee, it got really personal, when one lawmaker decided to go there.
Throughout the day’s hearing, Strzok claimed that there was no bias in what he called “hyberbolic” text messages between he and Page.
Gohmert wasn’t having that, and accused him of lying to Congress, not just about the presumed bias against President Trump, but also in his testimony about the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
"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 during a hearing of the House oversight and judiciary committees.
He’s got a point. The guy cheated on his wife, so it’s not like he’s a good guy.
Gohmert’s remarks caused Democrats in the chamber to GO NUTS!
"Mr. Chairman, this is outrageous!" one Democrat shouted.
"Do you need your medication?" a female Democrat shouted at Gohmert.
I can’t be sure, but I think the female who shouted out was Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, who earlier in the hearing said that President Trump was meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to receive his annual performance review.
And yes. I laughed.
For his part, Strzok has been firm throughout the day, even going hard at some really harsh questioning by Reps. Bob Goodlatte and Trey Gowdy.
In answering Gohmert, Strzok shot back:
"I assure you under oath ... I have always told the truth," Strzok told Gohmert. "The fact that you would accuse me otherwise, the fact that you would question whether or not that was the sort of look I would engage with in a family member who I have acknowledged hurting goes more to a discussion about your character and what you stand for."
You will never get me to defend any adulterer. Strzok is no different. He’s a cad.
But how is he, as an agent?
Gohmert’s attack on a personal failing has been defended as pertinent, as it speaks to character, and that those with questionable character are more prone to manipulation by bad actors.
Ok. I’m willing to accept that.
With that being the case, how much more should Gohmert and anybody defending his performance today be concerned about the kind of person we’ve allowed to lead this nation, and the fact that he’s about to take a private meeting abroad with our nation’s greatest geopolitical foe?
Donald Trump is an unrepentant adulterer, with multiple wives and multiple mistresses.
If Louie Gohmert has such a problem with adultery, we should expect him to abandon the Trump train immediately.