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

Rep. Mike QuigleyMichael (Mike) Bruce QuigleyDemocrats vow court victories won't slow impeachment timeline Most US birds are facing extinction unless we take action Pelosi: Trump tweets on Yovanovitch show his 'insecurity as an imposter' MORE (D-Ill.) on Monday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpPence: It's not a "foregone conclusion" that lawmakers impeach Trump FBI identifies Pensacola shooter as Saudi Royal Saudi Air Force second lieutenant Trump calls Warren 'Pocahontas,' knocks wealth tax MORE for resorting to "juvenile name-calling" by attacking Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffPence's office questions Schiff's request to declassify more material from official's testimony: report Sunday talk shows: Lawmakers gear up ahead of Monday's House Judiciary hearing Trump denies report that he still uses personal cell phone for calls 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) KingHouse GOP criticizes impeachment drive as distracting from national security issues Retiring lawmaker's 2018 opponent won't run for seat, citing 'difficult' pregnancies House panel advances flavored e-cigarette ban 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 shifting impeachment positions of Jonathan Turley Rosenstein, Sessions discussed firing Comey in late 2016 or early 2017: FBI notes Justice Dept releases another round of summaries from Mueller probe 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.