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

Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassMueller mystery: Will he ever testify to Congress? Dems probe DOJ's handling of civil rights violations by law enforcement The Hill's Morning Report - Barr held in contempt after Trump invokes executive privilege, angering Dems MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE’s morning tweet accusing Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Impeachment proceedings could be 'tool' to get information, evidence Schiff: Escalating Iran tensions 'all too predictable' 5 things to watch as Trump, Dems clash over investigations 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 NunesOvernight Defense: Congressional leaders receive classified briefing on Iran | Trump on war: 'I hope not' | Key Republican calls threats credible | Warren plan targets corporate influence at Pentagon Schiff says DOJ hasn't complied with subpoena for Mueller report Key Republican 'convinced' Iran threats are credible 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.”