While a number of congressional Democrats have taken their turn going after Donald Trump throughout the last couple years, perhaps none have done so more effectively than Ted Lieu. From day one of his illegitimate presidency, it seems Lieu has had his number each step of the way, calling him out for every crime and scandal that he, his closest associates, or his family members have found themselves in.
And from the looks of it, particularly with the government shutdown freshly in the rearview mirror, the last couple days have been no exception to that rule. For proof, you don’t need to look any further than Twitter.
It all began on Sunday when Donald Trump tweeted, attempting to boast about his so-called accomplishments in order to bring attention to his favorite topic: The wall.
“Does anybody really think I won’t build the WALL? Done more in first two years than any President! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!,” he wrote.
Naturally, it wasn’t long before Ted Lieu caught wind of the tweet and chimed in with a witty response:
“Under the United States Constitution, you don’t get to decide if you can build your wall. Congress does. That’s why you threw a temper tantrum and shut down government for 35 days. Remember?,” he said.
As solid as that response was, it actually came on the heels of some classic tweets from the day prior. On Saturday, Lieu’s clever Twitter attention was given to Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who had just went on television and somehow attempted to paint Donald Trump as the hero of the government shutdown.
“If you are going to lie, at least come up with more believable ones. We read and see the same statements by Donald Trump & his Administration that you do. You disrespect the American people by treating us like we are stupid. We are not stupid,” Lieu tweeted toward McCarthy.
Lieu then upped the ante when he went in on Trump’s Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney after having learned that he went on television and threatened to shut down the government again in three weeks.
“Insane that Mick Mulvaney said this,” he wrote.
“No President should ever threaten harming Americans as a negotiating tactic. Ever,” he continued.