“The king is dead, long live the king.” As odd as that phrase sounds at first blanche, it initially pays homage to the recently deceased monarch, then cheers the man named as the new sovereign.
Speaking of dead kings, that must be how Peter Strzok feels.
Once known as the “Face of the Resistance”, it’s arguable that the ex-FBI agent has been replaced by David Holmes, the man who was once the counselor for political affairs at the American Embassy in Ukraine.
As seen in the videos posted below, despite Holmes spending the past 17 years in the diplomatic service of the US State Department, Holmes conducted himself less than diplomatically when he testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
It is noteworthy that Holmes made a point conducting himself like a smart-ass 15-year-old spoiled brat whenever he was questioned by committee Republicans.
Throughout Holmes’ testimony, he made a point of smirking and slouching in his seat. However, as reporter Brett Samuels of TheHill.com notes, it was Holmes rolling his eyes at Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) that caught the reporter’s attention;
Jordan pressed Holmes on why diplomat William Taylor did not bring up that Holmes had overheard the president talking to U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland about investigations in a phone call.
“You said this was extremely distinctive experience, one of the most remarkable events of my life,” Jordan said, recounting Holmes’s description of the call.
Holmes was captured by cameras in the room rolling his eyes as Jordan spoke, and he could be seen holding back a smile as the congressman listed off the numerous other conversations Taylor brought up to lawmakers.
“[H]olding back a smile…” Also known as a smirk.
Interesting that a reporter for The Hill has more tact than a man who is paid by the US taxpayers to use tact as part of his job description.
David Holmes with an epic eye roll at Jim Jordan pic.twitter.com/0hZjP0HFfu
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 21, 2019