Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was left stunned on Thursday when Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) confronted him with a brutally personal question about cheating on his wife with fellow agent Lisa Page.
Gohmert scolded Strzok for showing “bias” in a number of anti-Trump text exchanges with Page, including one message in which he said “we” would “stop” Donald Trump from becoming president.
Watch the tense exchange below:
Democrat Rep. David Cicilline, of Rhode Island, interrupted Gohmert and called his remarks a “disgrace.”
“No the disgrace is what this man has done to our Justice system!” Gohmert angrily shot back.
Moments later, the exchange turned uncomfortably personal.
“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,” Gohmert said to Strzok.
The House chambers erupted at Gohmert’s remark as Democrats shouted in outrage.
“Mr. Chairman, this is outrageous,” one lawmaker said.
“Shame on you,” another yelled.
“You need your medication,” a female lawmaker added.
Earlier in the hearing, Strzok claimed that he showed no bias in any of his dealings at the FBI, despite his statements about preventing Trump from becoming president.
“I can assure you, Mr. Chairman, at no time in any of these texts did those personal beliefs ever enter into the realm of any action I took,” Strzok said.
Several Republican lawmakers weren't buying it, though. When Strzok objected to his credibility being questioned, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) hit back hard.
“I don’t give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok. I don’t appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016,” Gowdy said.