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

Rep. Ruben GallegoRuben Gallego2020 Democrats raise alarm about China's intellectual property theft Harris picks up endorsement from influential lawmaker as support slips Democratic lawmaker: Russia, China benefitting from continued US troop presence in Afghanistan MORE (D-Ariz.) told Hill.TV on Thursday that GOP calls for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: Lawmakers say Zuckerberg to 'cooperate' on antitrust probes | Dems see victory after McConnell backs election security funds | Twitter takes down fake pro-Saudi accounts Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Biden's son eight times in one phone call: reports Lawmakers say Zuckerberg has agreed to 'cooperate' with antitrust probe 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.”

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest MORE on Thursday said Schiff should resign from Congress. He cited the California Democrat's assertion that evidence of collusion between Trump’s campaign and Russia “undoubtedly exists,” even though special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerLewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network Mueller report fades from political conversation MORE's findings said otherwise, according to a summary of the report written by Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrClarence Thomas, Joe Manchin, Rudy Giuliani among guests at second state visit under Trump Democrats to seek ways to compel release of Trump whistleblower complaint Democrats press Nadler to hold Lewandowski in contempt MORE.

"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 TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE "You might think it is OK. I don’t.”

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