U.S Congressman Ted Lieu has been consistently vocal in speaking up against the improper actions of Donald Trump and his administration. He’s introduced legislation trying to take Trump’s nuclear launch authority away. He’s made fun of Trump for calling everything “fake news” that he doesn’t like. And now he’s firing back at Trump for mistreating the NATO allies of the United States.
Trump used this week’s NATO Summit to insult the leaders of the USA’s closest allies by accusing them of not paying their bills and demanding more money from them. Trump also vowed to cut off the sale of German cars to the United States, apparently without realizing that most of those cars are built by American workers in the USA.
When Ted Lieu appeared on CNN today for an on-air interview with host Wolf Blitzer, he accused Trump of trying to run a “mafia protection racket” against NATO member nations. Earlier today Lieu also took aim at Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, who is being investigated by the FBI for his role in the Trump-Russia scandal. Lieu asserted that “Security clearance for Jared Kushner must be suspended NOW. Russians now know he is vulnerable & can leverage him with real or fake threats.” (link)
Earlier in the week, Ted Lieu used his Twitter account to confirm that he’s been studying up on the impeachment process. He sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which plays a key role in any impeachment process. Lieu also has a law degree, and he’s put it to use during his time as a JAG in the Air Force.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report