Sen. Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntHillicon Valley: Trump takes flak for not joining anti-extremism pact | Phone carriers largely end sharing of location data | Huawei pushes back on ban | Florida lawmakers demand to learn counties hacked by Russians | Feds bust 0M cybercrime group Top Republican says Senate unlikely to vote on any election security bills San Francisco becomes first city to ban facial recognition technology MORE (R-Mo.) on Thursday told Hill.TV that House Democrats are engaging more in “harassment than oversight” in their treatment of President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE.
“I’m disappointed by the House’s actions,” Blunt said in an interview. “I think there’s more harassment than oversight going on, and even Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiThe Hill’s Morning Report – Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Trump denies ‘tantrum’ in meeting with Pelosi: ‘It is all such a lie!’ MORE seems to have agreed that the better thing to do is to legislate rather than to investigate. You can’t expect the president to hear that diatribe all day every day and not have a reaction.”
Blunt’s comments came a day after Trump blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerNo agreement on budget caps in sight ahead of Memorial Day recess Ex-White House photographer roasts Trump: ‘This is what a cover up looked like’ under Obama Pelosi: Trump ‘is engaged in a cover-up’ MORE (D-N.Y.) in the White House Rose Garden after a failed meeting on infrastructure.
Trump said he will not be able to work with Democrats on a potential infrastructure package if they continue to investigate him and his administration.
Pelosi accused Trump of participating in a “cover up” ahead of the Wednesday meeting. Trump later said, “I don’t do coverups.”
The fallout from the contentious meeting spilled over into Thursday with Trump, Pelosi, and Schumer all trading barbs on Twitter, cable TV and in press conferences.
Pelosi told reporters she hopes that Trump’s staff or family would have an “intervention” for him, and reiterated that she prayed for the president.
Schumer said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Democrats “came out better” than Trump after Wednesday’s meeting.