Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has served his Southern California district during the presidencies of both George W. Bush and Barack Obama and throughout has garnered a reputation for being cool, calm and collected in his politics.
Lately, however, the congressman has taken a more aggressive approach on his Twitter account, directly rebuking President Donald Trump's tweets, often turning the business mogul's sardonic language against him.
Schiff, who is also the highest-ranking Democrat on the House Select Intelligence Committee, said his social media reflects the level of concern he feels over the current administration.
"My tweets, I think, have been far less restrained than is usually the case," Schiff said. "It's very much against type for me to say that the president is belittling our country or praising a dictator, but that's what he's doing, and I just feel so strongly about it, and I feel the need to speak out and do so directly."
Pinned atop Schiff's Twitter account is a retweet of Trump's reaction to a federal judge who temporarily blocked the president's immigration ban. Trump referred to Bush-appointed U.S. District Judge James L. Robart as a "so-called judge" and added that Robart's block was "ridiculous."
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