Republican Congresman Bob Goodlatte is retiring at the end of the current term, after having spent the past several months using his position to spread a series of phony conspiracy theories and lies aimed at getting Donald Trump off the hook for his crimes. Mainstream Americans can’t wait to be rid of Goodlatte, who has humiliated himself in office. Now it turns out Goodlatte’s own son is ashamed of him as well.
Earlier today, Donald Trump gloated on Twitter after he and his House GOP allies managed to get FBI agent Peter Strzok fired as a direct result of their nonstop lies about him. Bob Goodlatte was one of the worst offenders. Today his son Bobby Goodlatte tweeted this: “I’m deeply embarrassed that Peter Strzok’s career was ruined by my father’s political grandstanding. That committee hearing was a low point for Congress. Thank you for your service sir. You are a patriot.” But there’s more.
Yesterday, Bobby Goodlatte endorsed a Democratic candidate to fill his father’s seat in the House: “I just gave the maximum allowed donation to Jennifer Lewis, a democrat running for my father’s congressional seat. I’ve also gotten 5 other folks to commit to donate the max. 2018 is the year to flip districts — let’s do this!” He posted this link to donate to Democratic candidate Jennifer Lewis.
Bobby Goodlatte’s account is not officially verified by Twitter. However, his friend Chris Sacca from Shark Tank has confirmed that the account in question is in fact the real Bobby Goodlatte. You can follow his Twitter account here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report