Top Dem: 'We have a seriously flawed human being in the Oval Office'

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffKey House Dem's objections stall intel bill as deadline looms The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by United Against Nuclear Iran — Kavanaugh and his accuser will testify publicly Russia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems MORE (D-Calif.) in a Sunday show interview said the United States has “a seriously flawed” person occupying the White House, referring to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE.

“The big question for us, though, is you know, plainly we have a seriously flawed human being in the Oval Office,” Schiff said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“Will those flaws be allowed to permeate the whole of government?”


Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said he does not think anyone is shocked by the revelations in Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” about how Trump's inner circle views the president's capability to do his job.

“I don't think there is anyone in Congress, frankly, of either party, who does not concur at least privately with those observations and concerns,” Schiff said.

“Certainly, very few are willing to express them publicly in Congress and I think that's to the detriment of our institution.”

Trump on Saturday defended his mental fitness, suggesting he is “a very stable genius.”

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart. Crooked Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: There's a 'bureaucratic coup' taking place against Trump Fox News poll shows Dems with edge ahead of midterms Poll: Democrats in position to retake the House MORE also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star ... to President of the United States (on my first try). I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius....and a very stable genius at that!”