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

Rep. Mike QuigleyMichael (Mike) Bruce QuigleyGSA offers to brief Congress next week on presidential transition Democrats debate fate of Trump probes if Biden wins Womack to replace Graves on Financial Services subcommittee MORE (D-Ill.) on Monday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden team wants to understand Trump effort to 'hollow out government agencies' Trump's remaking of the judicial system Overnight Defense: Trump transgender ban 'inflicts concrete harms,' study says | China objects to US admiral's Taiwan visit MORE for resorting to "juvenile name-calling" by attacking Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump tells GSA that Biden transition can begin Hillicon Valley: Leadership changes at top cyber agency raise national security concerns | Snapchat launches in-app video platform 'Spotlight' | Uber, Lyft awarded federal transportation contract Democrats accuse GSA of undermining national security by not certifying Biden win 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) KingRundown of the House seats Democrats, GOP flipped on Election Day Democrats, GOP fighting over largest House battlefield in a decade Treasury withheld nearly M from FDNY 9/11 health program 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 SessionsAlabama zeroes in on Richard Shelby's future Tuberville incorrectly says Gore was president-elect in 2000 Next attorney general must embrace marijuana law reforms 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.