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Trump lashes out at 'Do Nothing Democrat Savages'

President TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE on Saturday lashed out at congressional Democrats, calling them "Do Nothing Democrat Savages" as more lawmakers come out in favor of an impeachment inquiry over the president's dealings with Ukraine.

Trump in a tweet went after two House committee chairmen, Reps. Jerrold NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPelosi names 9 impeachment managers Republicans gauge support for Trump impeachment Clyburn blasts DeVos and Chao for 'running away' from 25th Amendment fight MORE (D-N.Y.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffAngus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information Schiff says 'massive intelligence and security failure' led to Capitol breach Sunday shows - Capital locked down ahead of Biden's inauguration MORE (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez: Facebook, Zuckerberg 'bear partial responsibility' for insurrection Belfast's Troubles echo in today's Washington AOC's Ministry of Truth MORE (D-N.Y.) and other progressive lawmakers who have been vocal critics of his administration.

"Can you imagine if these Do Nothing Democrat Savages, people like Nadler, Schiff, AOC Plus 3, and many more, had a Republican Party who would have done to Obama what the Do Nothings are doing to me," he tweeted. "Oh well, maybe next time!"

Trump's tweet comes days after House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiCowboys for Trump founder arrested following Capitol riot Retired Army general: 'We can't have demonstrators showing up at a state Capitol with damn long guns' Graham calls on Schumer to hold vote to dismiss article of impeachment against Trump MORE (D-Calif.) announced the launch of a formal impeachment inquiry into the president. Nearly all House Democrats have publicly backed the inquiry, though about a dozen have yet to endorse it.

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Support for the move ramped up following revelations this week that Trump had urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to look into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFear of insider attack prompts additional FBI screening of National Guard troops: AP Iran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries MORE and had temporarily held up aid for the country over the summer.

Trump has denied wrongdoing, saying he held up the aid because he wanted other countries to contribute more to Ukraine's defense, while Democrats argue the move amounted to the president seeking help from a foreign power against a political rival.

The White House released a memo of the July call between the presidents in which Trump encouraged Zelensky to look into Biden, the Democratic presidential front-runner. 

Schiff and Nadler lead the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees, respectively, and have battled the administration while seeking more details on the president's Ukraine efforts.

Nadler responded to Trump's tweet, in a post that said "Don’t let the President change the subject."

"He got caught soliciting a foreign leader for help with his campaign at the expense of U.S. national security. Again," he added.

Ocasio-Cortez didn't respond directly, but joked that "it should really be @AyannaPressley plus 3 since she is *easily* the best singer out of all of us."

While many Republicans have yet to weigh in regarding the impeachment inquiry, one GOP lawmaker has expressed support for investigating the allegations over Ukraine.

Rep. Mark AmodeiMark Eugene AmodeiHouse Republicans who didn't sign onto the Texas lawsuit Bipartisan lawmakers call for Postal Service relief Mnuchin details IRS challenges with cash-only marijuana businesses MORE (R-Nev.) said on a call with reporters Friday that he was a "big fan of oversight, so let’s let the committees get to work and see where it goes." The GOP lawmaker stressed that he was not in favor of impeaching Trump.

Others, including Reps. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanMcCarthy won't back effort to oust Cheney Wyoming GOP shares 'outcry' it has received about Cheney's impeachment vote The Memo: Historic vote leaves Trump more isolated than ever MORE (R-Ohio) and Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseHouse GOP lawmaker: Trump 'put all of our lives at risk' Scalise labels Capitol rioting 'domestic terrorism' Tensions flare between House Republicans, Capitol Police over metal detectors MORE (R-La.), have defended Trump and criticized the inquiry.