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

Bobby Goodlatte, the son of House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob GoodlatteRobert (Bob) William GoodlatteVirginia reps urge Trump to declare federal emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers Republicans ready to grill Bruce Ohr as Trump-DOJ feud escalates 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 TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' 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.