Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP should grab the chance to upend Pelosi's plan on reconciliation We don't need platinum to solve the debt ceiling crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats argue price before policy amid scramble MORE (R-Ky.) knocked Democrats on Monday, accusing them of trying to "politicize" a whistleblower complaint reportedly involving President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump MORE's phone calls with Ukraine's leader.
His comments came after Schumer, the Senate minority leader, sent McConnell a letter earlier Monday demanding that Republicans hold a hearing on the whistleblower complaint and issue a subpoena to force the administration to turn the complaint over to Congress.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee received a briefing last week from the intelligence community's inspector general but did not receive information about the contents of the whistleblower complaint.
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire has refused to provide the information to the committee or comply with Schiff's request that he hand over the complaint.
Senate Republicans have largely been mum about the whistleblower complaint, though Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump pushes back on book claims, says he spent 'virtually no time' discussing election with Lee, Graham The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden meets with lawmakers amid domestic agenda panic MORE (R-S.C.) has called for Trump to be transparent.
McConnell added on Monday that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Biden jumps into frenzied Dem spending talks GOP senators say Biden COVID-19 strategy has 'exacerbated vaccine hesitancy' Senate advances Biden consumer bureau pick after panel logjam MORE (R-N.C.) has been trying to set up a briefing for the committee on the whistleblower complaint.
"I've been disappointed to see our colleague, the Democratic leader, choose to politicize the committee's ongoing efforts with respect to a recent whistleblower allegations," he said.