Trump lashes out at 'Do Nothing Democrat Savages'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTariffs threaten 1.5m jobs: Study Trump says he'll meet with dictators if it helps the US Barr to launch anti-gun violence initiative during public impeachment hearing 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 NadlerHouse to vote on bill to ensure citizenship for children of overseas service members As impeachment goes public, forget 'conventional wisdom' What this 'impeachment' is really about — and it's not the Constitution MORE (D-N.Y.) and Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats sharpen their message on impeachment White House struggles to get in sync on impeachment Hillicon Valley: Microsoft pushes for DACA fix ahead of court hearing | Twitter seeks feedback on 'deepfakes' | Trump officials unveil plan to notify public of 2020 interference MORE (D-Calif.), as well as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia Trump celebrates resignation of Bolivia's president Sanders touts big crowds in Iowa rallies with Ocasio-Cortez 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 PelosiDemocrats sharpen their message on impeachment Congress hunts for path out of spending stalemate Siren song of impeachment lures Democrats toward election doom 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 BidenBarr to launch anti-gun violence initiative during public impeachment hearing Biden will always represent the 'safety candidate,' says Democratic strategist Biden campaign rolls out endorsements from 133 foreign policy officials 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 AmodeiTrump's defenders are running out of options Avoiding the snake in the grass: Let's not allow impeachment to divide us GOP group calls out five House Republicans to speak up on Ukraine 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 JordanWhite House struggles to get in sync on impeachment Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Ohio) and Steve ScaliseStephen (Steve) Joseph ScaliseBottom Line Trump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Sunday shows - Next impeachment phase dominates MORE (R-La.), have defended Trump and criticized the inquiry.