House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte’s son on Monday criticized the firing of former FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok, blaming his father’s “political grandstanding.”
Bobby Goodlatte tweeted that Strzok was “a patriot” and called the joint hearing for Stzrok that his father chaired last month a “low point for Congress.”
Strzok testified before that joint hearing of the House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees about texts he shared in with his alleged mistress Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer, that were critical of then-candidate Donald Trump.
I’m deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok’s career was ruined by my father’s political grandstanding. That committee hearing was a low point for Congress.Thank you for your service sir. You are a patriot https://t.co/3dNN3AlXCZ — Bobby Goodlatte (@rsg) August 13, 2018
“I’m deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok’s career was ruined by my father’s political grandstanding,” Bobby Goodlatte tweeted.
The senior Goodlatte announced in November that he would retire at the end of the cycle, after 13 terms representing Virginia’s 6th District.
On Sunday, Bobby Goodlatte tweeted that he was donating the maximum amount legally allowed to Jennifer Lewis, the Democrat running for his father’s seat.
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