Dem lawmaker: GOP calls for Schiff to resign are 'just typical Republican BS'

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben GallegoOne lawmaker gets engaged, another married around Valentine's Day Stage production 'Americano!' tells the life and struggles of a 'Dreamer' Democratic lawmaker says Trump 'doesn't have full command' on Iran MORE (D-Ariz.) told Hill.TV on Thursday that GOP calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Dems cancel surveillance vote after pushback to amendments | Facebook to ban certain coronavirus ads | Lawmakers grill online ticketing execs | Hacker accessed facial recognition company's database Hillicon Valley: Democrats cancel surveillance vote over pushback to amendments | Lawmakers grill Ticketmaster, StubHub execs over online ticketing | Democrats cancel surveillance vote over pushback to amendments MORE (D-Calif.) to resign are “just typical Republican B.S.”

His comments came on the same day committee Republicans released a letter calling for Schiff to leave Congress.

“What do you make of the calls for congressman Schiff to step down from his position?” asked Krystal Ball on "Rising."

“Just typical Republican B.S., to be honest,” Gallego responded. “I mean, this is the kind of stuff that they do all the time.”

He added that the idea of Republicans having credibility when it comes to conducting investigations is “just comical.”

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"Congressman Adam Schiff, who spent two years knowingly and unlawfully lying and leaking, should be forced to resign from Congress!" Trump tweeted.

Schiff defended his comments by listing contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow during an Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday.

"My colleagues may think it is OK the president's son was offered dirt as part of an effort to help Trump," he said, referring to Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE "You might think it is OK. I don’t.”

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