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

Rep. Mike QuigleyMichael (Mike) Bruce QuigleyDems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments Dems eye repeal of Justice rule barring presidential indictments Democrats lash out at Trump's bombshell remarks MORE (D-Ill.) on Monday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE for resorting to "juvenile name-calling" by attacking Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Hillicon Valley: Hacker group targeted electric grid | House Democrats press CBP over facial recognition program | Senators offer bill to protect health data | Groups file FCC complaint over carriers' use of location data 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 KingGOP congressman: Trump should have been 'above' attacking Pelosi at Normandy Democratic lawmaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to attend D-Day ceremony GOP lawmakers say Trump wrong to criticize Biden in Japan 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 SessionsSarah Sanders to leave White House Sarah Sanders to leave White House Barr compares his return to DOJ to D-Day invasion 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.