Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) accused FBI agent Peter Strzok of being liar in a verbal attack during a Thursday hearing, which escalated when Gohmert compared Strzok’s “smirk” in the hearing to “how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eye and lie to her.”
Strzok was testifying in front of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, where Republicans peppered him with questions about anti-Donald Trump texts he sent to another FBI official, with whom he was having an affair.
Gohmert’s tirade prompted shouting from Democrats who accused the lawmaker of “intolerable harassment of a witness. “
“You need your medication!” one lawmaker shouted.
Here’s Rep. Louie Gohmert, @replouiegohmert, asking former FBI agent Peter Strzok how many times he lied to his wife.
Strzok’s 2016 anti-Trump text messages to FBI lawyer Lisa Page are under scrutiny; Strzok was having an affair with Page at the time. pic.twitter.com/ScvYYRCDE3
— Matt Shuham (@mattshuham) July 12, 2018