Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., told embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok Thursday that he deserved a Purple Heart for sitting through a public hearing that frequently veered off track and degenerated into shouting matches more than once.
"If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would.
Cohen went on to describe the hearing as "an attack on you and a way to attack [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller and the investigation that is to get at Russian collusion involved in our elections, which is what this committee should be looking at."
Strzok was pulled off the Mueller investigation last year after the Justice Department's internal watchdog made the special prosecutor aware of the texts.
The Purple Heart typically is awarded to members of the U.S. military who are wounded or killed by enemies in war.