GOP Rep. Adam Kinzinger and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley called out President Donald Trump Friday morning for a “childish” and “unnecessary” dig at Rep. Elijah Cummings, respectively.
After a week’s worth of attacks on the representative and his city of Baltimore, Trump tweeted in response to reports the congressman’s home had been burglarized last Saturday, “Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!”
Haley replied, “This is so unnecessary.”
She added an eye-rolling emoji face, too.
Kinzinger wrote, “This is so beneath the office you hold. It’s childish, and yet it’s getting really old…”
Republicans weren’t the only ones up in arms about the seemingly gloating tweet, which came after a week Trump spent insulting “rat and rodent infested Baltimore.”
Former Democratic Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum urged the president to “kick rocks barefoot.” Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke wrote, “America is so much better than this — but it’s on all of us to prove it.”
The bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s tweets came days after former GOP congressman and current MSNBC morning host Joe Scarborough told the Republican party to speak up and defend Cummings.
Cummings is the chairman of the House Oversight Committee and a frequent Trump critic. The congressman confirmed that his home was broken in a statement on Friday.
“An individual attempted to gain entry into my residence at approximately 3:40 AM on Saturday, July 27. I was notified of the intrusion by my security system, and I scared the intruder away by yelling before the person gained entry into the residential portion of the house,” Cummings wrote. He also thanked the Baltimore police for their response.