President Donald Trump was harshly criticized on Friday for firing intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson.
House Intel Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senate Intel Ranking Member Mark Warner (D-VA) were among the lawmakers who took to Twitter to criticize Trump on his favorite social media platform.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's decision:
Trump’s dead of night decision to fire ICIG Michael Atkinson is another blatant attempt to gut the independence of… https://t.co/d4C9uPGtgB— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff) 1585967942.0
The work of the intelligence community has never been about loyalty to a single individual -- it’s about keeping us… https://t.co/MqWfStLX6D— Mark Warner (@Mark Warner) 1585969091.0
Donald Trump tramples the Constitution again. This time, late on a Friday night under the cover of global crisis.… https://t.co/gaCDzauhX6— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@Rep. Gerry Connolly) 1585968951.0
How many civil servants will be victimized by this President before Republicans wake the hell up?— David Cicilline (@David Cicilline) 1585968732.0
Captain Crozier and Inspector General Atkinson. Decent patriotic men of service doing their jobs with honor. And of… https://t.co/zQyemQGMs1— Jim Himes (@Jim Himes) 1585968737.0
Whether it’s LTC Vindman, Captain Crozier, or Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson: President… https://t.co/83PpThybVv— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1585967829.0
Michael Atkinson is a man of integrity who has served our nation for almost two decades. Being fired for having the… https://t.co/R8erQ2bavb— Chuck Schumer (@Chuck Schumer) 1585967930.0
America, time to fire @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/oeAW9BkK7O— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1585969067.0