Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday called on President Donald Trump to stop tweeting.
“I hope that he stops doing this, and I think that he’s been completely inappropriately using his Twitter account,” Feinstein told CNN’s “New Day.”
“He’s using it to engage in this kind of rhetoric, to engage with people who are uneducated, and to encourage them to act like that.”
“The president has a duty to do that,” she added.
“It is his job to keep us safe.
And he’s not doing it.”
Trump responded to the news with a series of tweets accusing Feinstein of using the hashtag #DrainTheSwamp, a reference to the name of a river in California that is now a natural resource.
Trump’s tweets have been completely improper.
His first tweet was called out by @SenFeinstein for her #DressTheSwam tweet.
She has been totally inappropriate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019The tweets prompted Sen. Tom Udall (D) to call for an investigation into the president.
“If he is continuing to use Twitter for personal purposes, he should immediately apologize,” Udall said in a statement.