Chaos erupted during Thursday’s joint hearing before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) asked FBI official Peter Strzok how many times he looked into his wife’s eyes while lying about the extramarital affair he was having with FBI attorney Lisa Page.
“I’ve talked to FBI agents around the country. You’ve embarrassed them, you’ve embarrassed yourself,” Gohmert said. “I can’t help but wonder when I see you looking there with a little smirk; how many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her about Lisa Page?”
Democrats erupted at the exchange, calling it “outrageous,” “intolerable,” and “harassing the witness.” One lawmaker shouted at Gohmert, “You need your medication!”
"This is intolerable harassment of a witness!"
In a chaotic moment at House Judiciary hearing, Rep. Louie Gohmert asks FBI Agent Peter Strzok how many times he lied to his wife. The question drew cries of outrage from Democratic members. https://t.co/M3YsVmNmn5 pic.twitter.com/f0nEkO5ewO
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