CA Congressman Ted Lieu’s Twitter Account Is a Beacon of Light in the Post-Election Darkness

January 26, 2017
In The News

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 banBetsy 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.

Was charged $2.99 for coffee listed at $2.59. That's why I have trust issues. Oh, and the fact that @seanspicer at #WhiteHouse makes shit up

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) 11:25 AM - 23 Jan 2017

Turns out Lieu, who represents California’s 33rd district, has an actual sense of humor. Which, among politicians, makes him about as rare as a member of Trump’s cabinet who isn’t multimillionaire.

BREAKING NEWS: @seanspicer at #WhiteHouse says Warriors beat Cavs in championship game last year. Period. #alternativefacts

— 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:

.@RepTedLieu @tedlieu I just got off the phone w/ the Russians & they agreed that u will probably not get reelected in any office ever again

— 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.