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 Gohmert did. His behavior toward the witness was bullying and insulting, and elicited no information.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) July 12, 2018
I appreciate Gohmert chiding Peter Strzok about his affair. Good to know we have Congressmen who care about marriage and family values. Oh look, it's Republican President Donald Trump!
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) July 12, 2018
Louie Gohmert is frothing at the mouth like a rabid animal. Would someone please administer his Rabies shots? https://t.co/wbY1HiGPeD
— SarahCA 💙🌊 (@SarahBCalif) July 12, 2018
And Gohmert takes the House Republicans to a whole new low, especially considering who the leader of their party is.
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 12, 2018
Gohmert has been little more than a caricature of a goon for a long time, but this was pretty repugnant stuff even by his standards https://t.co/mX5upu7FwV
— Mark Follman (@markfollman) July 12, 2018
If you're just tuning in, Louie Gohmert just attacked Peter Strzok for cheating on his wife, in the context of defending Donald Trump.
Somewhere Irony is huffing gasoline fumes out of a brown paper bag.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 12, 2018
Donald "I grab 'em by the pussy" Trump's top henchman Louis Gohmert just pulled the lying adulterer card on Strzok.
You can't make this stuff up.
— digby (@digby56) July 12, 2018
Good Christ, Gohmert is bananas. You be you, GOP.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 12, 2018
The Party of Personal Responsibility rides again!https://t.co/tgPYiJKobK
— Crooks and Liars (@crooksandliars) July 12, 2018
Gohmert’s idea of sexual morality: He campaigned for Roy Moore after Moore was outed for preying on teenage girls. And this week he suggested that the Ohio State wrestlers were lying about having been groped. https://t.co/Y5O2NK99zj
— Will Saletan (@saletan) July 12, 2018
Strzok responds to @replouiegohmert, saying he has not lied, suggests the slap at him cheating on his wife (reference to a "family member" he has acknowledged "hurting") says more about Gohmert's character than it does about his.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 12, 2018
Rarely seen a more cowardly act than Rep. Gohmert attacking a witness personally and then trying to get the chairman to refuse him the chance to respond
— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) July 12, 2018
.@replouiegohmert accuses Strzok — who is under oath — of lying, but says he could probably pass a polygraph test anyway.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 12, 2018