CA Congressman Ted Lieu’s Twitter Account Is a Beacon of Light in the Post-Election Darkness
If you’re looking for a ray of sunshine in the alternative fact-riddled hellscape that is our life now (we’re looking at you, EPA social media ban, Betsy DeVos and friends, executive order about the Affordable Care Act, advancement of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and revival of the Reagan-era Mexico City Policy), look no further than Congressman Ted Lieu’s Twitter. Because the dude is killing it.
Most Congressional Twitter feeds are a steady stream of information about bills, pictures of constituents, and information about press appearances. Representative Lieu’s got all that. But he’s also losing his shit about Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s apparent lack of interest in facts.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 11:25 AM - 23 Jan 2017
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 1:12 PM - 22 Jan 2017
His whole feed is full of gems like this:
I also want to thank @realDonaldTrump for inventing the Internet, launching John Glenn into orbit & giving the @Browns the No. 1 draft pick. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/821699672687448064 …
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 10:04 AM - 18 Jan 2017
And his response to this tweet:
— Hacker 541 (@RWSurferGirl1) 2:46 AM - 15 Jan 2017
That's pretty funny. Let the #Russians know #Stoli is overrated. Try @Hangar1Vodka, made in California. Tastes good! https://twitter.com/RWSurferGirl1/status/820537606790381571 …
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 3:02 AM - 15 Jan 2017
And apparently he has a new sign on his office:
Based on recs from folks on Twitter, I updated the sign outside my Congressional office. Added "Period" to #AlternativeFacts Free Zone.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 7:38 PM - 24 Jan 2017
Many have (rightfully) expressed concern that Trump’s election might bring out the worst in people. But it’s also bringing out the best—and most hilarious—in others. Never stop being you, Representative Lieu.