BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — President Donald Trump slammed a Southern California Congressman as “sleazy” in a Twitter feud between the two politicians Monday.

The exchange began when Trump took aim at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) for his high-profile role as one of the more outspoken – and often controversial – opponents of the administration.

“Sleazy Adam Schiff, the totally biased Congressman looking into `Russia,’ spends all of his time on television pushing the Dem loss excuse!” the president tweeted this morning.

Schiff responded that Trump’s “comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office” and criticized the president for watching too much TV.

“With respect Mr. President, the problem is how often you watch TV, and that your comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office,” Schiff tweeted.

Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee, is one of the entities investigating if Russia meddled into last year’s U.S. election and was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)


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