On Thursday, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) seemed to lose it while questioning FBI agent Peter Strzok, demanding to know whether Strzok had lied to his wife.
"I can't help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk how many times did you look all innocent in your wife's eyes and lie about Ms. Page" he yelled to know, before getting shouted down by Democrats.
Gohmert's probe into Strzok's marriage elicited a prompt reaction from the Internet, including Fox News' Brit Hume.
I did not think it possible anyone could make Peter Strzok seem a sympathetic figure in this hearing, but Louie Goh… https://t.co/WTzMOsUHIJ— Brit Hume (@Brit Hume) 1531426004.0
I appreciate Gohmert chiding Peter Strzok about his affair. Good to know we have Congressmen who care about marriag… https://t.co/Kh0UZTSZwe— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali) 1531425128.0
Attention! Louie Gohmert is frothing at the mouth like a rabid animal. Would someone please administer his Rabies… https://t.co/6VIKFmF0gV— SarahCA (@SarahCA) 1531426066.0
And Gohmert takes the House Republicans to a whole new low, especially considering who the leader of their party is.— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1531422975.0
Gohmert has been little more than a caricature of a goon for a long time, but this was pretty repugnant stuff even… https://t.co/AGCy9U2b75— Mark Follman (@Mark Follman) 1531424430.0
If you're just tuning in, Louie Gohmert just attacked Peter Strzok for cheating on his wife, in the context of defe… https://t.co/VqItpXFeLp— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang) 1531423634.0
Donald "I grab 'em by the pussy" Trump's top henchman Louis Gohmert just pulled the lying adulterer card on Strzok.… https://t.co/PFzNqEw6c4— digby (@digby) 1531422937.0
Good Christ, Gohmert is bananas. You be you, GOP.— Charles P. Pierce (@Charles P. Pierce) 1531422857.0
The Party of Personal Responsibility rides again! https://t.co/tgPYiJKobK— Crooks and Liars (@Crooks and Liars) 1531406343.0
Gohmert’s idea of sexual morality: He campaigned for Roy Moore after Moore was outed for preying on teenage girls.… https://t.co/t9fqq7gCGI— Will Saletan (@Will Saletan) 1531423843.0
Strzok responds to @replouiegohmert, saying he has not lied, suggests the slap at him cheating on his wife (referen… https://t.co/TONEvHokeK— Jake Tapper (@Jake Tapper) 1531422905.0
Rarely seen a more cowardly act than Rep. Gohmert attacking a witness personally and then trying to get the chairma… https://t.co/1L4myZZui7— Ryan Lizza (@Ryan Lizza) 1531422888.0
.@replouiegohmert accuses Strzok -- who is under oath -- of lying, but says he could probably pass a polygraph test… https://t.co/9pCxppDaj6— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1531423059.0