Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
Congressman Lieu joins civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis and House Democrats during the House Democrats Sit-In on Gun Control
"I am fully committed to ensuring and protecting the civil rights of all Americans. I vehemently stand against any sort of racial, cultural, or religious intolerance that threatens to divide the melting pot our country has become. If we want to uphold the principle of equality that this country prides itself on, we must not let fear tear us apart."
"As an immigrant from Taiwan, I am proud to be a strong advocate for Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Congress. As an executive board member of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), I am dedicated to promoting the well-being of the AAPI community."
More information on Congressman Lieu's work on AAPI issues can be found here.
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Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, slammed President Trump on Saturday over his allegation that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.
"If there is something bad or sick going on, it is the willingness of the nation's chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them,” Schiff said in a statement on Saturday.
President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his predecessor Saturday, with his allegation that Barack Obama ordered surveillance of the real estate mogul before the November election sparking confusion and backlash.
Democrats slammed Trump for making the accusations without offering evidence, characterizing his early morning rant as an effort to distract from renewed scrutiny of his aides and allies' alleged ties to Russia.
Donald Trump’s unreadiness to be president was dramatically highlighted this morning when he went off on a tweetstorm accusing President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower.
In an apparent bid to deflect attention from the mounting controversy over whether his administration has ties to Russia, the commander-in-chief deployed his favorite weapon in the early hours of Saturday morning: dropping a Twitter bomb on the world that accuses President Obama of a conspiracy on the scale of Watergate.
Democrats are pushing back on President Trump’s Saturday morning claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower offices before the election.
While at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida for the weekend, Mr. Trump fired off a series of early morning tweets accusing President Obama, without citing evidence, of wiretapping Trump Tower. He described this as “Nixon/Watergate,” calling Mr. Obama a “bad (or sick) guy.”
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) continues to give zero fucks about calling out our Commander-in-Thief on his bullshit. Most recently, the human equivalent of the ear wax buried so deep in your ear you can’t remove it Trump sent out a series of tweets accusing then-President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower ahead of the elections with no evidence–an extremely serious charge.
On Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that he was recusing himself from any possible investigations into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. It was a dissembling performance that demonstrated why his recusal is not enough.
Poisonous political divisions have spawned an encryption arms race across the Trump administration, as both the president’s advisers and career civil servants scramble to cover their digital tracks in a capital nervous about leaks.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Sunday blasted President Trump for his Twitter attacks of news outlets, saying if the president spent more time focused on his intelligence briefings, Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens might still be alive.
Owens was killed last month during a raid on al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). U.S. Central Command said it killed 14 AQAP operatives, but reports following the raid also said up to 30 civilians may have been killed as a result of the mission.