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Dem Rep Brags on Facebook About Walking Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Shooting Victims

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu (Calif.) walked out of a moment of silence being held on the House floor on Monday for the victims of Sunday’s mass church shooting in Texas.

After Lieu left, he took to Facebook to explain his actions, saying he “can’t do this again,” The Hill reported. Democrats have been critical of Republicans for expressing “thoughts and prayers” and conducting moments of silence for the victims of gun violence, saying they should take action in the form of gun control legislation.

“My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives’ chambers,” Lieu said. “I respect their right to do that and I myself have participated in many of them, but I can’t do this again.”

Lieu referenced “three of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history” as he called for stricter gun regulation.

“We need action,” Lieu said. “We need to pass gun safety legislation now.”

He urged his colleagues to pass a “universal background check law” and a ban on “assault rifles” and “bump stocks.”

“We need to do that. We cannot be silent. We need to act now,” he said.

The Air Force announced Monday it failed to share the records of the shooter that would have prevented him from purchasing a firearm due to a 2012 domestic-violence-related court-martial while serving.

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  1. David Eckerd

    November 8, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Representative Lieu, you are phony. There are enough laws on the books now, no one enforces them. When are going to do something about insane people walking our streets. You can attempt taking guns off the street but that will not stop people from making bombs and killing people. Grow up and do something right instead of whining about guns.

  2. Shirley Freeland

    November 8, 2017 at 12:12 am

    It’s the fault of the Air Force for not letting proper people know that this shooter was not supposed to be able to purchase a firearm. Wonder where he got his gun and if a background check was done on him.

    Chicago has the strictest gun control laws in the Country and there are shootings in Chicago on a daily basis. Gun control laws don’t work. There needs to better background checks and a database that has all records of people who have been abusive in any and every way in their past.

  3. Shirley Freeland

    November 8, 2017 at 12:14 am

    The guy who walked out during a moment of silence for the slain people has no respect for human life. He will pay in one way or another. He is bragging now and acting like he’s a hero or something but Karma will hit him sooner or later.

  4. Sal belardo

    November 8, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Who’s fault is it Bush or Donald Trump’s? Squarely on the United States Air Force! Let the law suites begin!

  5. Fay Engel

    November 8, 2017 at 12:27 am

    I don’t know the answer to this, but have YOU done anything to start this process?
    In the meantime I consider you despicable. The “moment of silence” is not about you and how you feel, it is about all who died and the ones who were left behind to mourn.
    YOU tell me what could have stopped this. The maniac passed the gun background checks because of human error, the military not doing their job AND if good people are not allowed to own guns, the gun owner who had a gun would not have taken him down.If one of your loved one had died in that church, would you want them to be remembered in a moment of silence!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. David Henderson

    November 8, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Same old talk.. Libtards always trying to destroy America. Do something productive and vote for tax reform.instead of tax increase and give away programs..can should fire this asshat

  7. Ramona

    November 8, 2017 at 1:22 am

    How stupid is this guy? It is a moment of silent for the “victims”… dummy! You are a democrat Lieu and are just sickening!!!!

  8. tom cain

    November 8, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    makes me glad I switched over to the MAGA outlook

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