Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee called on President Trump to resign on Thursday over his tweets criticizing the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“I’ve gone through, as a member of the Judiciary Committee, impeachments, but we can’t wait that long. It is time for you to resign! Enough is enough,” Jackson Lee said in a recorded statement posted on Twitter.
Jackson Lee, a Democrat, was responding to a series of tweets Trump posted assailing “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. He called the hosts “Psycho Joe” and “Low I.Q. Mika.”
He also claimed that Brzezinski was “bleeding” from a facelift procedure during a visit she made to Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve.
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle said Trump’s attack on Brzezinski was sexist.
“I don’t know what to say. There’s a sense of hurt feelings. Mr. President, bleeding from the face? You’re again attacking women, professional women?” said Jackson Lee.
“You’re attacking a woman, a professional woman, about her IQ?”
— Sheila Jackson Lee (@JacksonLeeTX18) June 29, 2017
“I think those comments toward a woman who is protected by the First Amendment as a journalist, who is not low IQ, which is insulting…to suggest that bleeding from the face is appropriate language, then you’ve lost the public trust,” Jackson Lee told The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Juliegrace Brufke on Capitol Hill.
“The president stands as the moral compass of this nation, and I think it would be better if we could do our work without those distractions,” she added.