Bridenstine's brief remarks drew the customary warning from the session's presiding officer, Rep. Steve WomackSteve WomackObscure lawmaker thwarts Never Trump movement GOP passes rules vote over outcry from Trump opponents A fix for the well-intended ethanol flop MORE (R-Ark): "The chair advises its members to refrain from using improper references to the President."
"The President's Justice Department sold weapons to narco-terrorists south of our border who killed one of our finest," Bridenstine said. "The President's State Department lied about Benghazi with false information provided by the White House.
"The President's Attorney General authorized spying on a Fox News journalist and his family for reporting on a North Korean nuclear test. The President's Justice Department confiscated phone records of the Associated Press because they reported on a thwarted terrorist attack.
"The President's Treasury Department uses the IRS to target political opposition. The President's Health and Human Services Secretary pressures the insurance companies she's supposed to regulate to promote ObamaCare, which is the same law she uses to force citizens to pay for abortion-inducing drugs against their religious liberties," he concluded.