Dem rep on Trump 'Adam Schitt' tweet: 'I feel like I'm back in seventh grade'

Rep. Mike QuigleyMichael (Mike) Bruce Quigley20 years after Columbine, Dems bullish on gun reform Mnuchin tells Congress it's 'premature' to talk about Trump tax returns decision HUD chief Carson leaves Dem lawmaker exasperated with answer on LGBT protections MORE (D-Ill.) on Monday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE for resorting to "juvenile name-calling" by attacking Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference Schiff: Mueller report 'far worse' than Watergate Schiff: Democrats 'may' take up impeachment proceedings MORE (D-Calif.) as "little Adam Schitt."

"I feel like I’m back in seventh grade here, where we have juvenile name-calling. This is important stuff. We’re talking about protecting the rule of law, and the best the president can do is start calling people names," Quigley, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN's "New Day."


Trump on Sunday blasted Schiff, the likely incoming chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, after the congressman appeared on a Sunday talk show and raised questions about acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker overseeing the special counsel investigation.

Quigley said the committee must be focused on protecting Mueller, restoring the relationship with the intelligence community and working on a bipartisan basis.

"In the midst of all this, the president resorts to such actions," he said. "It’s extraordinary."

Trump has clashed with Schiff repeatedly over the past two years, though Sunday was the first time he appeared to intentionally misspell the lawmaker's name. Rep. Pete KingPeter (Pete) Thomas KingMcCarthy holds courtesy meeting with ex-Rep. Grimm Dem rep calls for 'happy medium' on immigration Republicans defend McCain amid Trump attacks MORE (D-N.Y.), asked about the incident in a separate interview Monday morning on Fox News, said he wished the president had not made the comment.

Democrats have raised concerns about Trump's decision to appoint Whitaker to replace Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsThe Memo: Mueller's depictions will fuel Trump angst Collins: Mueller report includes 'an unflattering portrayal' of Trump Trump frustrated with aides who talked to Mueller MORE as attorney general. Whitaker has spoken and written critically about the special counsel's investigation, suggesting that the attorney general could stifle funding and that its scope should be limited.

Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he was unaware of those comments before picking Whitaker for the post.