Dem rep on Trump tweet: ‘An embarrassment on the international stage’

Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassSentencing reform is critical for youth in the justice system Pregnant and imprisoned: The crisis thousands of women are facing Santorum: Mueller could avoid charges of McCarthyism by investigating DOJ, FBI MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE’s morning tweet accusing Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe 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 Trump to declassify controversial text messages, documents related to Russia probe MORE (D-Calif.) of being a leaker is “an embarrassment on the international stage.”

“This is the president of the United States. This is just an embarrassment. It’s an embarrassment on the international stage,” Bass told CNN’s “New Day.” “And I think that he is showing exactly what the purpose of the memo is.”

Bass’s criticism of Trump comes after the president slammed Schiff on Twitter, alleging that the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee leaks “confidential information.” 


“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” the president wrote on Twitter. “Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”

Schiff has been vocal in his criticism of Trump, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRussia probe accelerates political prospects for House Intel Dems Nunes: Russia probe documents should be released before election Gowdy: House Intel panel should release all transcripts from Russia probe MORE (R-Calif.) and the committee’s decision to release a confidential memo alleging surveillance abuses by the Justice Department.

After Schiff became the subject of Trump’s ire on Monday, the California Democrat urged the president to focus on other issues like immigration and government funding.

“Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of ‘Executive Time,’” Schiff wrote.

“Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or...really anything else.”