Democrats and patriotism seem to go together like cats and dogs – not well at all. They claim they love their country, but their actions don’t hold up. Take California Rep. Ted Lieu, for example. During a moment of silence for the slain Texas church victims, Lieu walked out.
From The Hill:
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) says he walked out of a moment of silence on the House floor for victims of the mass shooting in Texas, saying he “will not be silent” after yet another massacre.
Lieu posted a video on his Facebook page Monday night after the moment of silence, during which he said he was “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,” Lieu said. “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. In just my short period in congress three of the worst mass shootings in us history have occurred. I will not be silent.”
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 7, 2017
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
More on the church shooting and how the Air Force messed up, per Fox News:
The U.S. Air Force didn’t report Texas church shooter Devin Kelley’s domestic violence conviction to the FBI — even though it was required by the Pentagon — leaving the door open for Kelley to buy weapons, officials said on Monday.
Kelley’s conviction wasn’t submitted to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Investigation Services Division for inclusion in the National Criminal Information Center database that is used to conduct background checks on would-be gun purchasers, Air Force spokesperson Ann Stefanek said.
The Holloman Air Force Base Office of Special Investigations — the base where Kelley was stationed — was supposed to enter his information into the database, according to a statement released Monday night by the Air Force.
Lieu’s actions here were absolutely awful. He should be ashamed.