Politics

Goodlatte’s Son Says Father’s ‘Political Grandstanding’ Ruined Strzok’s Career

Bobby Goodlatte calls hearing over Strzok’s text messages ‘a low point for Congress’

House Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., conducts a committee markup of the so-called POLICE Act of 2017 in May. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

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,” 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. 

Watch: Strzok Defends Anti-Trump Text Messages: Look at the Context

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