The U.S. Representative for California’s 33rd congressional district (in the Los Angeles area), democrat, Ted Lieu, said he would “love to regulate the content of speech,” including that on Fox News, but he can’t do it because of the U.S. Constitution.
That darn old Constitution!
Lieu made the comments during an interview about the testimony of Google CEO Sundar Pichai at a House Judiciary Committee hearing during an interview with CNN host Brianna Keilar.
“… I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that’s simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech,” Congressman Lieu continued.
I’m glad you feel that way congressman; since that is what allows you and your liberal friends to say the stupid things you do, not to mention you took an oath to uphold and protect The Constitution as an elected representative of the people.
Lieu added that, “Private companies should self-regulate their platforms and the government shouldn’t interfere.”
Stop the presses! This would be the first thing that a democrat felt the government shouldn’t interfere with! Although this statement does not seem consistent with his prior statements.
I think what he means is private companies, run by liberals, should be able to self-regulate their own platforms, as long as they are attacking conservatives.
Yes…, I’m sure that’s it.
After his remarks aired, Lieu came under fire on social media, prompting him to go on a Twitter spree to clarify his views, including that he would like to regulate Fox News.
One Twitter user had accused him of being “a poster child for tyranny.”
Lieu, of course, then had to tell us what we should have understood him to say, as he insisted that he was actually defending the First Amendment rather than showing his desire to regulate speech.
Oh I get it! So it was like “opposite day” or something!
Maybe we should have interpreters standing alongside these liberals, translating what they really mean, like we have people translating their words into sign language for those who are hearing impaired!
“My whole point is that government officials always want to regulate speech,” Lieu added.
I really haven’t heard about any government officials wanting to regulate speech other than you, Mr. Lieu, and of course former President Obama regarding Fox News!
According to Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News, “Lieu has become somewhat of a foe of President Trump following his election, often taking to social media to throw jabs at the president.”
“He’s among the Democrats who’s been flirting with the idea of impeaching Trump over the perceived collusion between Russia and the campaign. He also tried to kick-start earlier this year the impeachment process of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.”
Ok. Well, that paints a clearer picture of Congressman Lieu now.
So what we have here is your typically confused and inept, liberal politician.
A year and a half ago, Lieu tweeted at President Trump, saying: “President” @realDonaldTrump: You truly are an evil man. Your job is to help Americans. Not intentionally try to destroy their lives. https://t.co/2M94E1g39b — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 25, 2017
This was in response to President Trump’s tweet about Obamacare which said:
ObamaCare will explode and we will all get together and piece together a great healthcare plan for THE PEOPLE. Do not worry! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017
There we go again. When liberals can’t win an argument intellectually, they resort to name calling and labeling. Who the “evil one” is and who was trying to “destroy lives,” is definitely a matter of opinion.
Congressman Lieu then tweeted:
Mr. “President”: Art II of Constitution requires you to faithfully execute laws passed by Congress. Subverting #Obamacare violates your Oath https://t.co/2M94E1g39b — Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 25, 2017
Excuse me Congressman Lieu, but wasn’t it President Obama who chose to ignore our immigration laws, and change the Obamacare law as he saw fit on the run?
I don’t recall you pointing out Article II of The Constitution to President Obama, or did I just miss that?
“Even earlier this year, Lieu started printing asterisks next to Trump’s name in his official press releases, leading to a footnote that reminds readers of his failure to capture the popular vote and of allegations of Russian influence,” the Los Angeles Times reported.
Fox News Insider pointed out that, “Lieu also started a “Cloud of Illegitimacy Clock,” which counts the days, hours and minutes that Trump has allegedly been in conflict with a section of the Constitution that governs the likelihood of interference by foreign business interests.”
“Trump is not making America first, he’s making America second,” Lieu said.
It’s not that hard Mr. Lieu. Really.
Repeat after me, President is “making America great again” by “putting America first.”
I would really like to see a study about the IQ scores for people in your district, Mr. Lieu. Something tells me the average score would be somewhere south of barely functional.
Is your district anywhere near Maxine Waters’ district? I’m gonna go way out on a limb here and guess the answer is “yes.”
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