Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) appeared to blame President Donald Trump for the harassment of White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the encouragement of more harassment by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).
Here's what he said
"Where do you stand on all of this, Senator?" Wolf Blitzer asked Sen. Udall on CNN Monday.
"Well, I think we should tone it down, both sides," Udall responded. "Very unfortunately, you know, if you look at the history of the country, we've had some very negative tough periods and the president sets the tone."
"The president here is setting a very negative tone," he added. "I think he should cut that out, but you can see what happens over and over again, if anybody challenges him, he's a big bully and he just ramps it up four or five times, and so it makes it very difficult for us in the Congress to try to come together, to be civil. I was always taught by my dad to disagree but don't be disagreeable."
"What we're having today is warfare," Udall continued, "that's playing out on your station and other stations around the country which doesn't help us get to the solutions that we need to have for our country."
"And you want Maxine Waters to calm down, right?" Blitzer asked.
"Yes, of course, of course," he responded. "I don't think it's necessary to be insulting individuals."
Here's the video of the exchange on CNN:
Sanders tweeted on Saturday that she had been asked to leave a restaurant because the owner and the staff rejected the policies of the Trump administration. Waters later said during a rally that she encouraged such harassment of members of the Trump administration.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called Waters' comments "not right," and "not American" on the floor of the Senate Monday.