FBI agent Peter Strzok took a beating from Republican lawmakers anxious to expose bias to the degree where Strzok’s dealings with investigations involving Hillary Clinton and the Trump administration be declared null and void. Despite overwhelming evidence of Strzok’s flagrant arrogance and bias, Democrats cheered their new hero for his repeated denial throughout the hearing.
But, Tenn Rep. Steve Cohen took his admiration for Strzok way too far when he said the disgraced FBI agent deserved a “Purple Heart.”
Strzok repeatedly denied that his deep hatred for Donald Trump (that is well documented among tens of thousands of damning texts) played a part in his ability to perform his job objectivity.
House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte got the ball rolling on Thursday by letting Strzok know he wasn’t above the law. And Trey Gowdy was relentless in his pursuit for truth as he grilled Strzok up one side and down the other.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 12, 2018
Supporters of our military, and of truth in general, were not about to let Cohen’s comment slide. Several called for an apology and his resignation as they let him have it:
Our veterans deserve better.
— Gina Gentry Loudon (@RealDrGina) July 12, 2018
Absolutely beyond insulting! Purple heart? What an INSULT to the brave men and women who EARNED IT from service and sacrifice!
— The Bloodstone (@BS2KZ) July 12, 2018
Not one Dem. looking for the truth in this hearing. IMHO an orchestrated effort to protect a friend.
— Harry Piels (@HarryPiels) July 12, 2018
— Tomme (@CTomme2) July 12, 2018
Yep, he was sooo sincere to #Strzok too. DISGUSTING!!!!!!
— Linda Kruszka (@lkruszka92) July 12, 2018
hell, give him a Silver and Bronze too.
Screw you Cohen. pic.twitter.com/O0QHG5PJ9m
— Rubble maker (@yewkalaylee) July 12, 2018
The notion that Peter Strzok deserves a "purple heart" is an insult to the honor, valor, and service of men and women who truly earned its recognition
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) July 12, 2018
I called his office and left a message with his secretary. As a fellow Tennessean, I am disgusted. I apologize to all the men and women as well as families. As a service family member, I am still in shock. My voice was so shaking calling because it was so hurtful!
— Amber Woody (@MrsAmberMWoody) July 12, 2018
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 12, 2018
The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the military who are injured in battle.
Peter Strzok sent some mean texts about rigging an election. What a huge insult to wounded veterans. https://t.co/93FCIUHL6G
— Angela Morabito (@AngelaLMorabito) July 12, 2018
“If I could give you a Purple Heart I would, you deserve one.” @RepCohen
Sir, from a vet, fuck you.
— Mike 🇺🇸 (@mikeymangles) July 12, 2018
— Cheryl Tooke (@justpraisin) July 12, 2018
Well there are only 3 options.
1. Cohen doesn’t know what the Purple Heart is for
2. He wants Strzok enlisted and wounded in combat
Or your option
3. He’s an idiot
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) July 12, 2018
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