A GOP lawmaker rebuked Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday for their actions during President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE's State of the Union address last week, stopping short of repeating Trump's claims that the actions were "treasonous" but remarking that it was "embarrassing" for the party.

Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsOn The Money: Economy adds 136K jobs in September | Jobless rate at 50-year low | Treasury IG to probe handling of Trump tax returns request | House presses Zuckerberg to testify on digital currency Two Collins associates plead guilty in insider trading case On The Money: Trump blames Fed as manufacturing falters | US to join Trump lawsuit over NY subpoena for tax returns | Ex-Rep. Chris Collins pleads guilty in insider trading case MORE (R-N.Y.) on CNN's "New Day" Tuesday said that congressional Democrats were "sitting on their hands" refusing to applaud for the president during his speech, something that Collins said came off as a performance.

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"You know, when [Rep. Luis] Gutiérrez [D-Ill.] stood up when the president said we should stand and respect our flag, the pledge of allegiances, the national anthem, and those of us Republicans stood and cheered and started shouting 'USA, USA,' and Gutiérrez storms out of the chamber, I think that says it all when it comes to the Democratic response."

"They were stoic, sitting on their hands. They did not want to applaud at any turn, other than Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinFormer coal exec Don Blankenship launches third-party presidential bid Centrist Democrats seize on state election wins to rail against Warren's agenda Overnight Energy: Senate eyes nixing 'forever chemicals' fix from defense bill | Former Obama EPA chief named CEO of green group | Senate reviews Interior, FERC nominees criticized on ethics MORE; Joe Manchin was applauding every which way right with the Republicans and we all know why," Collins added, referring to the Democratic West Virginia senator who is running for reelection in a very red state.

"I wouldn't use the word 'treasonous' but boy, was it embarrassing," Collins added.

Collin's comments came after the president remarked at a speech in Ohio on Monday that Democrats engaged in "treasonous" behavior by refusing to cheer his State of the Union speech last week.

"Can we call that treason? Why not?" Trump said. "They certainly didn't seem to love our country very much."

White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said Tuesday that the president's words were "tongue-in-cheek," and that the White House does not believe the actions of the lawmakers were actually treasonous.