A junior Democratic congressman walked out during a moment of silence Monday night for victims of this weekend’s mass shooting at a Texas church. In a Facebook post, the California representative Ted Lieu said he would not respect the victims in Texas because he’s too busy ensuring the destruction of gun rights.
In a video posted on Facebook Monday evening, California Rep. Ted Lieu said that he would not join his colleagues who were observing the moment of silence in the chambers of the House of Representatives. “I can’t do this again; I’ve been to too many moments of silences,” Lieu said in the video. “In just my short period in Congress, three of the worst mass shootings in us history have occurred. I will not be silent.”
“I urge us to pass reasonable gun safety legislation, including a universal background check law supported by 80 percent of Americans, a ban on assault rifles and a ban on bump stocks,” Lieu added.
Lieu had been vocal about his support for the destruction of rights on social media since the shooting occurred.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs,” he posted on Twitter Sunday. But just two hours later, after some of his followers objected to the measured nature of the tweet, Lieu decided to unload on the National Rifle Association instead.
Lieu has shown no sympathy or compassion for those who lost their lives. Instead, he’s doing what every Democrat has done after a mass shooting: use it as an excuse to punish those who have committed no crime by taking away their rights.
I agree my prior tweet could be better. So here: I pray for the victims in TX. Also, screw the @NRA & can you help Dems take back the House.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 5, 2017
“I agree my prior tweet could be better,” Lieu tweeted. “So here: I pray for the victims in TX. Also, screw the @NRA & can you help Dems take back the House.”
Democrats show very little in the way of compassion after an atrocity, instead, they quickly seek the destruction of rights – especially gun rights. Maybe it’s a burr in their side that gun owners, for the most part, won’t vote for a Democrat.