Goodlatte's son 'embarrassed' his father's 'grandstanding' got Strzok fired

Bobby Goodlatte, the son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteIt’s time for Congress to pass an anti-cruelty statute DOJ opinion will help protect kids from dangers of online gambling House GOP probe into FBI, DOJ comes to an end MORE (R-Va.), said on Monday he is “embarrassed” that his father’s “political grandstanding” cost FBI agent Peter Strzok his job.

Earlier Monday, it was announced that Strzok was fired on Friday after sending disparaging text messages about President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE during the 2016 presidential race.

Strzok, a frequent target of GOP critics of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's Russia investigation, clashed with the elder Goodlatte during a hearing on Capitol Hill last month.

Republicans says Strzok's texts are proof of anti-Trump bias in the FBI, and the president cheered his ouster on Monday.

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Strzok was part of Mueller's probe into Russia's 2016 election interference, but was removed from it after his messages critical of Trump came to light.

The Hill has reached out to Goodlatte's office for comment. 

Bobby Goodlatte said Sunday that he donated the maximum allowed to Democrat Jennifer Lewis, who is running for his father’s seat in the midterm elections.

“I just gave the maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis, a democrat running for my father's congressional seat,” his son said on Twitter.

Goodlatte, 65, announced in November that he would not seek reelection.