Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) spun a series of wild conspiracy theories involving a political research firm, Hillary Clinton and the Loch Ness Monster in his opening statement ahead of Robert Mueller's testimony.
The former special counsel testified Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee that Nunes once led, and the California Republican wasted no time in chewing the scenery.
"The Democrats have argued for nearly three years that evidence of collusion was hidden just around the corner," Nunes said. "Like the Loch Ness monster, they insist it is there even if no one can find it."
Social media users poured on mockery of Nunes' opening statement.
Nunes is already making an ass out of himself.— Christopher Bouzy (@Christopher Bouzy)1563987864.0
Devin nunes makes Louie Gohmert look like JFK https://t.co/0BVCRRZenJ— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡)1563987926.0
If you had “Loch Ness Monster” in your betting pool for today’s out-of-date references, collect your earnings.— Marc Caputo (@Marc Caputo)1563988185.0
@DevinNunes takes the microphone, embarrassing Central Valley Californians & revealing himself as an ignorant hayse… https://t.co/Ri75NRtxQS— Dr. Kiddo 👩🏻🎓😷🇺🇸 (@Dr. Kiddo 👩🏻🎓😷🇺🇸)1563988138.0
What is it with the repubs and the Loch Ness Monster?— Lisa Clough (@Lisa Clough)1563988137.0
Can't we just skip over Devin Nunes? We'd be better served with his cow testifying instead.— Nicole Sandler (@Nicole Sandler)1563987770.0
at this point, how does anyone take Devin Nunes seriously— Dominic Biondi (@Dominic Biondi)1563988774.0
“Loch Ness or Bigfoot?” “Loch Ness or Bigfoot?” Devin Nunes last night, probably. #MuellerHearing https://t.co/hJkfNfRGJk— Miriam Halberstam (@Miriam Halberstam)1563988683.0
Devin Nunes introduces the second #MuellerHearing as if it's about a conspiracy theory. Here's a reminder that he g… https://t.co/mPuHhKvV4F— Right Wing Watch (@Right Wing Watch)1563987864.0