With all the publicity over Election Day, it was easy to miss Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu making a quiet, but bold, statement about a quiet, but pointless, gesture.
A Democratic lawmaker walked out of a moment of silence for the Texas shooting victims on Monday night to protest a lack of action on gun safety after mass shootings in the United States.
Republicans, always ready to be offended on behalf of others—unless those others are black, brown, gay, women, immigrants, or poor—immediately sent in their most articulate spokesperson: Sarah Palin. She tweeted:
What a disgrace. This Rep. should be ashamed of himself. You’re a member of Congress, for crying out loud.
Which brought a reply from Rep. Lieu.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 7, 2017
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