Top GOP senator: 'More harassment than oversight' in House

Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntSenate GOP mulls speeding up Trump impeachment trial Biden calls for revoking key online legal protection GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE (R-Mo.) on Thursday told Hill.TV that House Democrats are engaging more in "harassment than oversight" in their treatment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's newest Russia adviser, Andrew Peek, leaves post: report Hawley expects McConnell's final impeachment resolution to give White House defense ability to motion to dismiss Trump rips New York City sea wall: 'Costly, foolish' and 'environmentally unfriendly idea' MORE.

“I’m disappointed by the House’s actions," Blunt said in an interview. "I think there’s more harassment than oversight going on, and even Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiREAD: House impeachment managers' trial brief Desperate Democrats badmouth economy even as it booms Pelosi offers message to Trump on Bill Maher show: 'You are impeached forever' MORE seems to have agreed that the better thing to do is to legislate rather than to investigate. You can’t expect the president to hear that diatribe all day every day and not have a reaction."

Blunt's comments came a day after Trump blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump administration installs plaque marking finish of 100 miles of border wall Sanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate implications MORE (D-N.Y.) in the White House Rose Garden after a failed meeting on infrastructure.

Trump said he will not be able to work with Democrats on a potential infrastructure package if they continue to investigate him and his administration.

Pelosi accused Trump of participating in a "cover up" ahead of the Wednesday meeting. Trump later said, "I don't do coverups."

The fallout from the contentious meeting spilled over into Thursday with Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer all trading barbs on Twitter, cable TV and in press conferences.

Pelosi told reporters she hopes that Trump's staff or family would have an "intervention" for him, and reiterated that she prayed for the president.

Schumer said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that Democrats "came out better" than Trump after Wednesday's meeting.

Trump, meanwhile, tweeted that he was calm during the meeting with Democrats. He also said it is not possible for Democrats "to investigate and legislate at the same time."

-Saagar Enjeti