Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, used Veterans Day to serve his country by pointing out that President Donald Trump is lying about Russia hacking the election that he “won.”
I have seen the classified information on Russian hacking. @realDonaldTrump has received classified briefings. I can tell you that @POTUS is LYING. Trump knows the Kremlin hacked America last year. https://t.co/gq9gAeLlnf
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) November 11, 2017
Unlike the draft-dodging president, Lieu is a colonel in the United States Air Force Reserves. He served four years on active duty as a member of the JAG Corps.
And also unlike the draft-dodging president, Lieu seems to actually care about this country.
Donald Trump spent Veterans Day claiming that he believes Putin over all of the United States intelligence community when Putin denies that Russia interfered in the election. Trump put a cherry on his Putin deference by charging that even saying Russia tried to undermine US democracy is an insult to Putin.
Well. We wouldn’t want to insult Putin.
Republicans have become the party of Putin and sexual predators, as they stand behind this president knowing that he is not loyal to this country and knowing that he bragged about assaulting women. They are not doing even the most cursory imitation of their jobs to protect our country. Instead, they have become a the Trump party – a party that puts serving their own self-interest as the first and only priority, no matter who it hurts, including their own country.
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