MSNBC conservative trashes 'scummy' Louis Gohmert for Strzok hearing smear: 'He’s a loathsome politician'
Louie Gohmert speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

An already contentious congressional hearing where former FBI agent Peter Strzok answered questions about text messages in which he criticized then-candidate Donald Trump exploded into shouting on Thursday as Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX)brought up Strzok's affair with a fellow FBI agent.


Gohmert's antics have even been sharply criticized by Fox News' host Brit Hume, who describe it as "bullying and insulting."

Talking with MSNBC host Chuck Todd, conservative New York Post columnist John Podhoretz threw down, defending the behavior of Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) behavior while trashing Gohmert.

"Louie Gohmert who said the thing about the affair, that's scum," Podhoretz said. "That was a scummy, loathsome thing to do. He's a loathsome politician. It's everything you hate about politicians rolled up into one."

Gowdy, who is retiring, at least seemed earnest by comparison, he claimed.

"He's not getting anything from the cameras for doing this," Podhoretz said of Gowdy.

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