Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) took aim at the Fox News host and white supremacist Laura Ingraham’s lamentation which claimed falsely that the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” due to immigration, tweeting in reply that he served in the US military to defend Ingraham’s “right to make racist statements.”
“Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements,” Ted Lieu tweeted.
“America is not a race or demographic,” Lieu continued. “It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You @IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are.”
Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements.
America is not a race or demographic. It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You @IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are. https://t.co/Op7rnjak5o
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 9, 2018
Ted Lieu’s comments were a response to remarks that Ingraham made on Wednesday, lying that “massive demographic changes have been foisted upon the American people,” and then calling them all “changes that none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like.”
Conservative TV host S.E. Cupp said on Twitter, “Speak for yourself, and every other last gasp of a dying gen, @IngrahamAngle. WE love this country’s diversity,” and reporter for Los Angeles Times Matt Pearce called Laura Ingraham’s comments “The swan song of white nationalism.”
Laura Ingraham also praised Donald Trump for his racist immigration policies, like his “zero tolerance” policy for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border unlawfully, a practice which caused thousands of migrant children to be heartlessly from their parents and locked in cages.
Lieu, a frequent critic of Donald Trump and his evil immigration policies, was one of the many lawmakers who pressured the incompetent Trump administration to reunite the immigrant families separated under their evil policy.
Lieu was in the US Air Force from 1995-1999 and he has been in the US Air Force Reserve ever since 2000.