Democratic lawmaker calls 'live-leaker' a schmuck and a coward

Rep. Jared HuffmanJared William HuffmanOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by ExxonMobil — Kerry announces climate statement with China Pelosi defends America's 'moral authority' on climate action Liberals, moderates strike deal on Biden agenda, clearing way for votes MORE (D-Calif.) in a Friday tweet called the “live-leaker” who sent the press details about the House Democratic Caucus’s meeting while it was happening a “schmuck” and “coward.”

The California Democrat said that the member who was live-leaking information to Punchbowl News reporter Jake Sherman apparently likes the narrative that the House Democratic Caucus is in disarray. 

“Far more unity than 'disarray' among House Democrats right now, though our caucus meeting today was a master class in eloquent ambiguity. That's necessary in part because one of our members is live leaking to @JakeSherman because they apparently like the disarray narrative,” Huffman tweeted, referencing a founder and reporter for Punchbowl News.


“Let me be really clear:  I love most of my colleagues, but that particular live-leaker is a schmuck. And a coward,” he continued.


In response, to Huffman’s tweet, Sherman said “no. They like transparency.”


This wasn’t the first time Huffman called out his colleagues for leaking details of internal caucus affairs to the media.

In November, Huffman called on his colleagues to “stop this nonsense” after details of a 2-1/2 hour call following the Nov. 3 election were leaked to The Hill and other news outlets.