August 13, 2022

Democrats just ordered a Republican Congressman to “get back on his meds” as Trump-Russia House hearing explodes

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Since the early morning, the House Intelligence Committee has been grilling FBI agent Peter Strzok, the latest boogeyman to be dragged before Trey Gowdy and his gang of deranged goons and sacrificed on the altar of MAGA.


If you’ll recall, Strzok is at the center of a wildly overblown and entirely imaginary scandal concocted by Republicans as a last-ditch attempt to derail and discredit Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Trump and his campaign team’s alleged collusion with agents of the Russian Federation and to throw the spotlight back on to – sigh – Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her private email server.

Strzok was the FBI agent who led the investigation into the Clinton email server. Since the investigation eventually conceded that Clinton had shown appallingly poor judgment but had not committed any crimes, the discovery of text messages between Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, stating that Donald Trump was an “idiot” who had to “be stopped” was seized upon by Republicans as evidence that Strzok was biased against Trump and let Clinton off the hook.

The hearing has been a circus from the very beginning, but things got very weird this afternoon when notorious Tea Party extremist and prominent white supremacist Louie Gohmert (R-TX) went off the rails, accusing him of lying and then getting disturbingly personal, bringing Strzok’s wife into the discussion in a low blow that had Democrats infuriated.

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The way that the House Republicans have treated of Strzok has been openly hostile and condescending since the very beginning and entirely unbecoming of members of the United States Congress.

The entire affair is an obvious show trial, a preposterous farce of performative self-righteousness by partisan radicals who have already decided that Strzok is guilty and have reduced themselves to hooting for the cameras in an effort to show the President and their voters that they’re putting in enough effort to make the bad man look guilty.

We can only applaud Strzok for maintaining his composure and for calmly shooting down each and every ball of metaphorical dung that is flung his way.

Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.

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