U.S. Representative Ted Lieu of California ripped into a right-wing Twitter user for saying “stupid, racist shit.”
“What is Ted “China Spy” Lieu doing about homelessness in major California Cities? When he is enjoying Cirque du Soleil while our President Works in Japan!,” Cary Kruger tweeted in response to Lieu’s tweet about a Cirque du Soleil performance he attended.
“I served on active duty in the United States military to defend your right to say stupid, racist shit,” Lieu tweeted in response to the Trump-supporting Twitter user.
I served on active duty in the United States military to defend your right to say stupid, racist shit. https://t.co/e9d1REJzCn
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 25, 2019
Ted Lieu was born on March 29, 1969 in Taipei, Taiwan. Looking for a better life and opportunity for their children, Lieu’s family immigrated to the U.S. when he was three years old.
Lieu graduated with bachelor’s degrees in computer science and political science from Stanford University in 1991, and three years later he received a JD from Georgetown University Law Center. He then served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1995-99; an attorney with the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson from 2000-03; and an attorney with UBS from 2003-05.