Ted Lieu fires back at Twitter critic: I served in the military to defend your right to say ‘stupid, racist sh—’
Democratic Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuPelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Hillicon Valley: Assange hit with 17 more charges | Facebook removes record 2.2B fake profiles | Senate passes anti-robocall bill | Senators offer bill to help companies remove Huawei equipment Senators introduce bill to end warrantless searches of electronic devices at border MORE (Calif.) fired back at a Twitter user who criticized his visit to Cirque du Soleil, saying he “served on active duty” to defend the other user’s “racist” comments.
“I served on active duty in the United States military to defend your right to say stupid, racist shit,” Lieu wrote in response to the Twitter troll.
I served on active duty in the United States military to defend your right to say stupid, racist shit. https://t.co/e9d1REJzCn
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 25, 2019
The user had written: “What is Ted “China Spy” Lieu doing about homelessness in major California Cities? When he is enjoying Cirque du Soleil while our President Works in Japan!”
Their critical tweet was made in response to Lieu posting a photo after watching a Cirque du Soleil performance Friday night.
Lieu served in the Air Force from 1995 to 1999 and has been in the Air Force Reserve since 2000.
He previously swiped at Fox News host Laura IngrahamLaura Anne IngrahamIngraham fires back at ‘Pope Pete’ Buttigieg for ‘mild-mannered extremism’ New York Times reporter: Warren’s anti-Fox News argument ‘tiptoes dangerously close to deplorables’ Fox’s Kilmeade slams Buttigieg for criticism of network hosts during town hall MORE with a similar quip in 2018, after she said the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of immigration.
“Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements,” Lieu wrote on Twitter at the time.