Some of the veteran members in Congress fired back after Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has more patriotism and integrity in his little finger than President Donald Trump “or any of the Republicans in Congress today will have in their lifetimes.”
Adam Schiff is a patriot. He has more integrity in his little finger than @realDonaldTrump or any of the Republicans in Congress today will have in their lifetimes. Remember Helsinki?— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) March 28, 2019
Rep. Brian Mast (R-FL), who lost both of his legs to an IED in Afghanistan, listed his fellow veterans and their achievements, such as Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ):
.@RepDanCrenshaw earned two bronze stars, purple heart. @RepJimBaird earned a bronze star, a purple heart. @SenMcSallyAZ was 1st woman to fly in combat.@RepDonBacon earned Distinguished Service Medal, two bronze stars during 30 yrs in Air Force.— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) March 29, 2019
Need I go on? #realintegrity https://t.co/XKWvs2ei20
Crenshaw also responded to Cicilline:
Wow. In my whole lifetime, huh?— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 29, 2019
Maybe I’ll add this to my “mean tweets” list.
But seriously, this is the kind of petty rhetoric that Americans are sick of. https://t.co/MDFKsn9s9L
Schiff has received a new wave of criticism after Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to a summary by Attorney General William Barr, cleared President Donald Trump and his campaign on any collusion with Russia. Schiff has said in the past he had conclusive evidence that Trump did collude with Russia.