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Twitter Explodes After Gohmert Launches Personal Attack on Strzok: ‘A Despicable Slimebucket’

On Thursday, an already off the rails House Committee Hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok became an utter trainwreck when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) opened up his mouth and started to launch accusations at Strzok.

At one point, Gohmert even alluded to Strzok’s affairs during his questioning, asking Strzok about “looking into his wife’s eyes.”

“And 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 eye and lie to her about Lisa,” the lawmaker said.

The hearing erupted and a female Member of the House responded by asking Gohmert if he was off his medication.

On Twitter, the reaction to Gohmert’s personal attack was no less intense.

“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,” CNN’s Ryan Lizza wrote.

His CNN colleague Manu Raju noted he heard someone in the chambers call it an insane asylum, referring to Gohmert.

Others pointed out that even for Gohmert it was a new low, with New York Post’s Jon Podhoretz going as far as to call him “a human piece of dung.”

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