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GOP Rep Slams Dems for Treatment of Strzok During Hearing: It Was ‘a Five-Hour Cat Bath’

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) blasted Democrats for their treatment of Peter Strzok during his hearing Thursday, accusing them of going too easy on the former FBI agent after his anti-Trump text messages to a colleague were revealed.

“If you watch the hearing today, you saw that Democrats give a five hour cat bath to Peter Strzok,” Gaetz told Fox News host Sean Hannity during an interview. “You had one Democrat from the state of New Jersey say that he deserved hugs and kisses. A Democrat from Rhode Island said that we needed to give Peter Strzok our apology and one Democrat from Tennessee even said that he deserved the Purple Heart.”

Gaetz slammed the remark as offensive to members of his district who have military backgrounds, adding that “it just shows the extent to which anything that could in any way be negative for Donald Trump is something the Democrats will embrace, even if that very same stuff is harmful to our country and the institutions that we all have to be able to rely on.”

Republicans have repeatedly attempted to throw Strzok’s credibility into question, accusing him of harboring political bias during his work on Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigatory team from which he was fired after the messages surfaced.

The ex-agent has since argued that his feelings about President Donald Trump did not taint his work.

Watch the clip above via Fox News.

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