February 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
CONGRESSMAN LIEU ELECTED TO NEW LEADERSHIP POST
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following open letter on Veterans Day - November 11, 2016
Today Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) released the following statement about Measure M:
August 6, 2016
For Immediate Release
CONGRESSMAN LIEU RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S ATTACKS ON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's recent comments about legal immigrants to the United States:
"Donald Trump has now expanded his bigoted attacks to include Asian Pacific Americans. Trump announced at a rally in Maine that he is increasing his ban on Muslims to include legal immigrants from “terrorist nations.” Some of the examples he cites include legal immigrants from the Philippines and Pakistan.
As an immigrant from the Asia Pacific region, I find Trump’s newly expanded proposal even more offensive. But it is more than just offensive, it is dangerous. Trump’s racist thinking—“there’s no way of vetting” legal immigrants—is exactly the thinking that caused one of the darkest periods in American history: the internment of over 100,000 Americans because they happened to be of Japanese descent. (And for the record, Trump has stated he might have supported the internment).
Trump’s expanded xenophobic proposal also weakens US national security. America is strong because of our diversity not in spite of it. Having served on active duty, I know that our military is the greatest in the world because we don’t care what color you are, who you love, or what religion you practice. We just care if you can do your duty to our nation with excellence.
Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims dishonored America. By now doubling down and expanding that proposal to include Asian Pacific Americans, Trump again shows that he is unfit to hold the highest office in our land. Trump should have apologized to Muslim Americans long ago. Now he needs to also apologize to Asian Pacific Americans.
Congressman Ted Lieu represents the 33rd Congressional District. He was elected President of the Democratic Freshman Class and is a Colonel in the US Air Force Reserves. He serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee, including its National Security Subcommittee.
July 31, 2016
For Immediate Release
CONGRESSMAN TED LIEU RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S COMMENTS ABOUT UKRAINE
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's comments today that Vladimir Putin would not invade Ukraine.
"Having served on active duty in the United States military, I know how critically important it is that our Commander in Chief not only have the right temperament for life and death situations, but also not be ignorant or brash. When you ignore facts in the sensitive area of national security, people die. Donald Trump's braggadocio and false statement that Vladimir Putin is 'not going to Ukraine' and that 'You can mark it down. You can put it down. You can take it anywhere you want.' is not just embarrassing, it highlights again how unfit Trump is to be our Commander in Chief.
The Republican nominee's weird attraction to Vladimir Putin is also cause for concern. Playing footsie with Russia and supporting one of America's enemies is unbecoming and dangerous for anyone seeking to become our Commander in Chief. It is time for Speaker Ryan and other GOP leaders who care about our national security to withdraw their endorsement of this dangerous man."
Congressman Lieu recently spoke at the Democratic National Convention about why Donald Trump is a danger to US national security and unfit to be Commander in Chief. Lieu serves as both a Member of Congress representing California's 33rd Congressional District and a Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve. He was also elected President of the Democratic Freshman Class by his colleagues.
July 30, 2016
For Immediate Release
CONGRESSMAN TED LIEU RESPONDS TO DONALD TRUMP'S COMMENTS ABOUT GOLD STAR FAMILY
Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA33) issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump's recent disparaging comments about Khizr and Ghazala Khan, Gold Star parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan. On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, Khizr Khan, his wife Ghazala by his side, recounted to the crowd how his son was killed in 2004 by a car bomb in Iraq. Mr. Lieu spoke at the convention immediately following Mr. Khan and had the opportunity to briefly meet him and his wife after their powerful speech.
“Slandering a mom and dad who lost their son in service of our country is a new low even for Donald Trump. Having served on active duty in the US military, and as a Colonel in the Reserves, it is difficult for me to watch the Republican nominee continue to bring down America and our good people. I will continue to pray for Trump’s dark, dark soul full of hatred and contempt.
What is more surprising is that Speaker Paul Ryan continues to stand by Donald Trump. Having served with Speaker Ryan, I know that in his heart he does not share Donald Trump’s hatred, racism, or sexism. I call upon Speaker Ryan to do what his heart has been telling him all along and withdraw his endorsement of Donald Trump."
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement following the announcement by Secretary Clinton of Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate:
"With her choice of running mate, Hillary Clinton once again demonstrates her superb judgment and deepest commitment to an America that brings all of us together. As a missionary, civil rights lawyer, governor and senator, Tim Kaine's career of public service has been all about building bridges, not walls.
Tim Kaine stands for an America whose economy and education system works for everyone and his leadership on the fierce and urgent issue of taking care of our Veteran heroes has been second to none. Senator Kaine has led on numerous critical issues facing our nation: From tackling climate change to championing clean energy to fighting for comprehensive immigration reform. Tim Kaine will be the next Vice President of the United States and he will be a great one."
November 18, 2014 -- U.S. Representative-Elect Ted Lieu (D-CA) has been elected President of the Democratic Freshman Class of the 114th Congress.
"I am deeply honored to be elected by my colleagues as Class President, and look forward to working with this incredibly diverse and talented Democratic Freshman Class to tackle the important issues facing our nation. We will seek areas of cooperation with our colleagues across the aisle and also fight to protect and advance our core Democratic values.
Ted Lieu Wins California 33rd Congressional Race
Congressmember-elect Ted Lieu released the following statement today:
“I’m grateful and humbled to have received the trong support of the voters throughout our beautiful district. I look forward to the opportunity to serve our area in Congress. Yesterday’s election was a difficult one for Democrats across the country, and it’s more critical than ever that members of Congress stand up for our core values, including defending a woman’s right to choose and protecting Social Security and Medicare. I’m going to Washington to take on these fights.