Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu did the unthinkable and walked out of a moment of silence for Texas victims on Monday, according to Fox News.
The liberal representative later said in a video posted to Facebook that he’s “been to too many moments of silence.”
He went on to politicize the event, calling for gun control, “including a universal background check law supported by 80 percent of Americans, a ban on assault rifles and a ban on bump stocks”—none of which would have stopped the Texas shooter from obtaining a weapon, by the way.
Here’s the video:
Why I walked out of yet another moment of silence on the House floor for a gun massacre. We cannot remain silent. https://t.co/F4j4sCsOFw
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 7, 2017
In his very short time in Congress, Lieu has earned a reputation for being especially mean and exclamatory.
Just last week, he referred to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders as a “dumb as a rock.”
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) October 28, 2017
Lieu has also lashed out at Ivanka Trump on Twitter in the past, driving the president’s daughter and White House advisor to block him on social media.
Hey look, a senior White House official is afraid of tweets from a Congressman. Ivanka blocked me. Also, why is she in the White House? pic.twitter.com/hTaagBF7MM
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 13, 2017
Earlier this year, Lieu also made headlines when he posted a photo of himself wearing a Trump Putin ’16 t-shirt.
The tweet was meant to serve as an announcement that he’d adopted a dog but, well, it’s clear what message he was really trying to send.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 25, 2017