Bobby Goodlatte, the adult son of House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, denounced his father in light of former FBI agent Peter Strzok’s firing Monday.
Mr. Goodlatte blamed his father’s “political grandstanding” as the reason Mr. Strzok had no future at the FBI.
Mr. Strzok’s attorney confirmed to The Washington Post Monday that his client was fired from the federal agency because of anti-Trump messages he sent to his then-lover and fellow FBI employee Lisa Page.
The termination was handed down by Deputy Director David Bowdich in a move that was much harsher than the FBI’s disciplinary office initially called for.
In July, Mr. Strzok had a public testimony in front of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees, which the elder Mr. Goodlatte led. Republican lawmakers grilled the agent, who denied being politically biased despite his opinionated text messages.
“Mr. Strzok and others inside the FBI and DOJ turned our system of justice on its head,” Mr. Goodlatte said during his opening statement.