Nadler: Resolution condemning Trump's Cummings tweets 'wouldn't be a bad idea'

Nadler: Resolution condemning Trump's Cummings tweets 'wouldn't be a bad idea'
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerThis week: House to vote on legislation to make lynching a federal hate crime Congress set for clash over surveillance reforms Trump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify MORE (D-N.Y.) said he was unsure whether the House would introduce a resolution condemning President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE’s attacks on Oversight Committee Chair Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsOversight Committee room to be dedicated to late Rep. Elijah Cummings House wants documents on McEntee's security clearances VA could lead way for nation on lower drug pricing MORE (D-Md.) but said it “wouldn’t be a bad idea.”

“I don’t know, it wouldn’t be a bad idea,” Nadler said, when asked by ABC’s George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosTrump says he wants 'no help from any country' in 2020 election Rahm Emanuel: Sanders is 'stoppable' National security adviser: 'I haven't seen any intelligence' that Russia is trying to help Trump MORE if a resolution was in the works similar to the one that passed the House after a series of tweets from Trump calling on four progressive minority congresswomen, all American citizens, to “go back” to other countries.

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"The president is as he usually is or often is, disgusting and racist. He makes these charges with no base at all,” Nadler said on ABC’s “This Week” in reference to the tweets, which called Cummings’ West Baltimore district “rat and rodent-infested” and implied money intended for the district was being stolen.

The attacks, Nadler claimed, “are designed to distract attention from allegations about his conduct that came from the committee in the Mueller hearings this week.”

“He’s just trying to change the subject, which is what he usually does,” Nadler added.