California Immigrant Emerges as Congressional Trump Critic

August 15, 2019
In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — An immigrant from Taiwan who is a now a Democratic California congressman has emerged as one of the most confrontational voices against President Donald Trump and his immigration policies.

For 50-year-old Rep. Ted Lieu, the fight is personal. He and his parents arrived in the U.S. when he was 3.

He hopes to use his enhanced profile and aggressive stances to help defeat Trump next year.

Lieu represents the liberal 33rd Congressional District in California that includes Beverly Hills, Malibu and Santa Monica.

But believes he can sway people outside Democratic Party strongholds to vote against the president.

Lieu often goes after the president and his policies on Twitter, graphically criticizing Trump and his supporters.