Dem Congressman Walks Out of Congressional Moment of Silence for TX Victims

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., is interviewed by CQ Roll Call in his Cannon Building office, February 26, 2015. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu walked out of a moment of silence for the Texas shooting victims, saying on Facebook: “I can’t do this again; I’ve been to too many moments of silences.”

Fox News:

“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 U.S. 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 has been active on social media since the shooting.

Because it’s all about him, of course. He can’t do this again. He’s been to too many moments of silence.


But Teddy apparently didn’t read the Dem talking points being circulated. On Sunday he tweeted about the shooting, “My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs.”

But a couple of hours later after hearing it from the crazies for not hating enough, he tweeted this:

Oh, yes, Teddy. Much better.