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

Rep. Karen BassKaren Ruth BassAdvocate says Native American women more likely to be victims of violence This week: Trump set for Senate setback on emergency declaration The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi's challenge: Getting Dems back on same page MORE (D-Calif.) on Monday said President TrumpDonald John TrumpDem lawmaker says Electoral College was 'conceived' as way to perpetuate slavery Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals to visit White House on Monday Transportation Dept requests formal audit of Boeing 737 Max certification MORE’s morning tweet accusing Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDems request probe into spa owner suspected of trying to sell access to Trump Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons The Hill's Morning Report — Trump readies first veto after latest clash with Senate GOP 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 NunesTrump accuses Silicon Valley of colluding to silence conservatives The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump steps up attacks on McCain Trump vows to look into Facebook move on Scavino 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.”