Democrat Congressman Ted Lieu walked out of a moment of silence for the victims of the recent shooting in Texas. It was obviously a political stunt aimed at increasing gun control. Lieu should have respected the victims, not used this as an opportunity to advance a political agenda.
Democrat Ted Lieu Walks Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Victims
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) walked out on a moment of silence in Congress Monday for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Lieu, a second-term congressman from one of the wealthiest districts in the nation, filmed himself after he walked out of the House of Representatives chamber and broadcast to his followers on Facebook Live:
Good evening. I’m Congressman Ted Lieu. I’m heartbroken about the children and adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday.
My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives chambers. I respect their right to do that, and I myself have participated in many of them.
But I can’t do this again. I’ve been to too many moments of silences [sic]. In just my short career in Congress, three of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred. I will not be silent.
Instead of respecting the victims, he made it all about him. No class.