Category Archives: Congress

Foreign Nationals Now the Majority in Silicon Valley Employment | Nov 22 2017

Report: Foreign Nationals Outnumber Americans in High-Paying, White-Collar Silicon Valley Jobs

|| Breitbart

“Foreign nationals now outnumber Americans in high-paying, high-skilled, white-collar jobs in Silicon Valley, California – the hub of the United States tech industry.

Silicon Valley Leadership Group President Carl Guardino touted the statistic in a report, revealing that 57 out of every 100 jobs in Silicon Valley that require at least a bachelor’s degree are taken by a foreign-born resident.

The revelation comes as President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has led an initiative to increase educational funding of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields while ignoring the issue of mass immigration and multiple visa programs that have led to Americans being replaced by foreign nationals.

For instance, Ivanka helped secure $200 million of the Department of Education’s grant funds towards STEM fields, Breitbart News reported.

At the same time, Ivanka endorsed a plan to give amnesty to illegal aliens who have been shielded under a President Obama-created temporary amnesty program. Such an amnesty would have the potential to lead to a chain migration whereby between 9.9 million and 19 million foreign nationals enter the U.S. over the next few decades, further crowding out Americans from the workforce.

The growing foreign-born population taking jobs in Silicon Valley comes as nearly 500,000 Americans graduate in the STEM fields every year who are forced to compete with a booming foreign-born population in the U.S. and foreign workers who are imported by outsourcing firms and major tech conglomerates.

For example, the H-1B visa, which brings more than 100,000 foreign workers to the U.S. every year, has been used quietly by tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook to import a cheaper, foreign workforce, as Breitbart News reported. The H-1B visa allows for Americans to be displaced from their white-collar jobs, and sometimes they are even forced to train their foreign replacements as a stipulation of their severance.

Every year, more than 1.5 million illegal and legal immigrants are admitted to the U.S., with the current foreign-born population booming to an unprecedented high of roughly 44 million individuals. Mass immigration to the U.S. has been at the expense of American workers in the working and middle-class who have been forced to compete with foreign labor while their wages have remained stagnant.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

Dem Congressman Who Oversees Sexual Harassment Settlements is Under FBI Investigation

|| theGatewayPundit

“It turns out that the Democrat swamp creature who oversees Congressional sexual harassment settlements is under FBI investigation.

Democrat Congressman Bob Brady of Pennsylvania is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, Newsweek reported.

Brady is apparently Congress’ most trusted man to oversee sexual harassment cases. Amazing.

Pennsylvania Congressman Bob Brady, who oversees the settlements paid by Congress for sexual discrimination complaints, is under FBI investigation for false statements, conspiracy and campaign fraud, documents showed Tuesday.

Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress.

The FBI obtained a search warrant for Brady’s emails.

There is probable cause to believe that Brady and his associates “were involved in the commission of several crimes, including conspiracy, false statements, producing false records, false campaign contribution reports, and violating limits on campaign contributions and expenditures,” the court papers say. “Brady’s email account is likely to contain evidence of these crimes.”

Brady’s campaign associates were also indicted last month.

A man like Bob Brady can easily be bribed or blackmailed since he is compromised. He is not fit to be in a position of power over other men who are desperate to make their sexual harassment cases disappear. This dynamic further stacks up against female victims who are abused and intimidated by powerful men in DC.”

….Continue more @ TGP

Taxpayers Pay Out 17 million for Congressional Sex Harassment Charges | Nov 19 2017

Report: 264 Staffers Paid $17 Million In Congressional Harassment Hush Money

|| Breitbart

“The 264 Congressional staffers and other legislative branch employees who were paid more than $17 million over the past two decades, according to a report released on Thursday by the Office of Compliance, to settle harassment claims are just the tip of the iceberg of the total number of harassment incidents that have taken place on Capitol Hill, sources tell Breitbart News.

The reason so few incidents of harassment, sexual and otherwise, of Congressional staffers by members of Congress have ended up in financial settlements is because Congress passed a law designed to protect itself from such claims – prohibiting their employees from having the same rights of redress that more than two million other federal employees and tens of millions of private sector employees have.

More than two decades ago, Congress passed and President Bill Clinton signed into law the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) of 1995, which established what Elizabeth K. Newman, an attorney with The Jeffrey Law Group, a Washington based law firm that represents Congressional staffers subjected to sexual and other forms of harassment, says is a “a terribly inefficient process and it takes forever,” in dealing with those allegations.

“What staffer in his or her right mind is going to sit through that?” Newman asked Breitbart News in an exclusive interview.

The CAA established the Office of Compliance, located right on Capitol Hill, which has the administrative responsibility for handling harassment incidents brought to it by Congressional staffers.

Employees of private companies with fifteen or more employees can file a harassment claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), regardless of whether they have gone through their private company’s internal procedures.

Federal employees who are not employed in the legislative branch can also file a harassment claim with the EEOC.

“If you are a federal employee or job applicant and you believe that a federal agency has discriminated against you, you have a right to file a complaint. Each agency is required to post information about how to contact the agency’s EEO Office. You can contact an EEO Counselor by calling the office responsible for the agency’s EEO complaints program,” the EEOC website states.

But Congressional staffers and employees of the other agencies that are part of the legislative branch–the GAO, the Congressional Budget Office, and the Library of Congress–are prohibited by law from filing harassment claims with the EEOC.

“They [Congressional staffers]” should have the same rights to go to the EEOC as their federal employee brethren,” Newman tells Breitbart News.

But Newman says they do not have those same rights now, because the”EEOC does not have jurisdiction” over complaints of sexual harassment filed by employees of the legislative branch against their employers.

The authorizing legislation for the EEOC “expressly does not extend jurisdiction to the legislative branch,” Newman notes.

Breitbart News asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission if a Congressional staffer – or any employee covered by the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 – files a sexual harassment claim with the EEOC without first submitting to “counseling” and “mediation” with the Office of Compliance.

“We would inform the individual that we can’t take the charge and have no jurisdiction,” the EEOC spokesperson told Breitbart News when asked what EEOC would do if a Congressional staffer attempted to file a sexual harassment complaint with the EEOC against a member of Congress that took place on Capitol Hill.

As for the Office of Compliance process to deal with incidents of sexual and other harassment by members of Congress against staffers, attorney Newman says, “For all intents and purposes it’s an internal administrative process.”

Surprisingly, Step One of the process, “Counseling,” is mandatory for the complaining employee, but not the individual who is has allegedly engaged in the harassing behavior against the employee, a highly unusual requirement when compared to the EEOC process. ”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

Al Franken edited out of David Letterman tribute

|| NY Post

“If there was a Top 10 list of reasons to scrub a celebrity’s appearance from an upcoming TV special, a sexual harassment scandal would surely come in at number one.

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken has been edited out of PBS’ “David Letterman: The Mark Twain Prize special” (airing Monday, 8/7c), TVLine has confirmed.The decision to cut him from the broadcast comes just days after the “Saturday Night Live” alum became the latest politician to be accused of sexual harassment.

A PBS rep tells TVLine that Franken will still be briefly visible “in the finale shot when all the cast” join Letterman on stage.

On Nov. 16, Leeann Tweeden, a model and sports commentator, came forward and alleged that Franken forcibly kissed her during a USO tour back in 2006. She also released a photo that appeared to show him groping her while she was sleeping. He has since issued an apology, which she accepted. He has also called on Congress to conduct a proper ethics investigation into his behavior.”

….Continue reading more @ NY Post

 

New York Times Urges Al Franken to Resign | Nov 17 2017

NYT: Franken Should Go

|| New York Times

“New York Times op-ed columnist Michelle Goldberg writes that Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) should resign his Senate seat after journalist Leeann Tweeden accused the senator Thursday of groping her and kissing her without her consent during an alleged incident in 2006.

From the New York Times:

Oh no, not Al Franken, too.

Before Thursday, I’d hoped Franken would run for president in 2020. A hugely gifted communicator with entertainment chops, he seemed well suited to take on Donald Trump, assuming the demagogic showman seeks re-election. A decade ago, when Franken first considered running for Senate, I spent a few days trailing him around Minnesota and found him serious, earnest and decent. As a lawmaker he’s been — in what now seems an awful irony — great on issues of sexual assault. He was behind one measure that made it easier for people who are sexually victimized while working for defense contractors to find justice and another ensuring that survivors don’t have to pay for their own rape kits. He hired feminist women, including Stephanie Schriock, who managed his 2008 campaign and is now president of Emily’s List.

So my first instinct is to say that Franken deserves a chance to go through an ethics investigation but remain in the Senate, where he should redouble his efforts on behalf of abuse and harassment victims. But if that happens, the current movement toward unprecedented accountability for sexual harassers will probably start to peter out. Republicans, never particularly eager to hold their own to account, will use Franken to deflect from more egregious abuse on their own side, like what Trump and Roy Moore are accused of. Women with stories about other members of Congress might hesitate to come forward. That horrifying photo of Franken will confront feminists every time they decry Trump’s boasts of grabbing women by the genitals. Democrats will have to worry about whether more damaging information will come out, and given the way scandals like this tend to unfold, it probably will.

It’s not worth it. The question isn’t about what’s fair to Franken, but what’s fair to the rest of us. I would mourn Franken’s departure from the Senate, but I think he should go, and the governor should appoint a woman to fill his seat. The message to men in power about sexual degradation has to be clear: We will replace you.”

….Continue reading more @ NYT

 

Flashback: That Time Franken Joked About Raping a CBS Reporter

|| TownHall

“As a comedian and writer for “Saturday Night Live,” Al Franken was quoted in a 1995 New York Magazine article discussing a joke for the show about raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.

“’I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then when Lesley is passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out. I put her in various positions and take pictures of her,’” Franken was quoted saying.

It’s not the first time the Democratic senator’s comments have resurfaced. They were used during the 2008 Minnesota Senate race along with vulgar remarks he made in a 2000 column for Playboy.”

….Continue reading more @ Townhall

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) Accused of Sexual Harrassment | Nov 16 2017

Los Angeles TV host alleges Sen. Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent

|| Business Insider

“Los Angeles TV broadcaster Leeann Tweeden alleged in a 790 KABC column that Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota kissed and groped her without her consent in 2006, while she was part of a United Service Organizations tour to entertain military service members abroad.

Tweeden said that Franken had been headlining the tour and wrote a comedy skit in which Franken’s character attempted to kiss Tweeden’s character. Tweeden said she believed she could turn her head or cover his mouth with her hand “to get more laughs from the crowd.”

But during a rehearsal of the kiss that Franken repeatedly insisted on, Tweeden said, Franken forcefully kissed her.

“He repeated that actors really need to rehearse everything and that we must practice the kiss. I said ‘OK’ so he would stop badgering me,” Tweeden wrote. “We did the line leading up to the kiss and then he came at me, put his hand on the back of my head, mashed his lips against mine and aggressively stuck his tongue in my mouth.”

Tweeden said she felt “disgusted and violated” by the kiss and pushed Franken away and told him that if he ever did that again, she “wouldn’t be so nice about it the next time.”

Later, the pair performed the skit and Tweeden said she turned her head to dodge Franken’s kiss.

She added that she told neither the tour’s sponsor, the Sergeant Major of the Army, nor the USO representative about the incident.

“At the time I didn’t want to cause trouble. We were in the middle of a war zone, it was the first show of our Holiday tour, I was a professional, and I could take care of myself. I told a few of the others on the tour what Franken had done and they knew how I felt about it,” Tweeden wrote. “I tried to let it go, but I was angry.”

But Franken’s alleged misconduct didn’t end there, Tweeden said. Franken groped her breasts while she was asleep during the 36-hour trip back to Los Angeles — an incident captured in a photograph that Tweeden didn’t see until she was back in the US.

“I couldn’t believe it. He groped me, without my consent, while I was asleep,” she wrote. “I felt violated all over again. Embarrassed. Belittled. Humiliated. … How dare anyone grab my breasts like this and think it’s funny?”

Tweeden said she told her husband about Franken’s behavior and showed him the photograph. She said she did not speak publicly about the incidents because she was worried about backlash and damage to her broadcasting career.

But thanks to the slew of recent public allegations made against prominent figures such as film producer Harvey Weinstein, Tweeden said she is no longer afraid to come forward.

“Senator Franken, you wrote the script,” she wrote. “But there’s nothing funny about sexual assault … You knew exactly what you were doing. You forcibly kissed me without my consent, grabbed my breasts while I was sleeping and had someone take a photo of you doing it, knowing I would see it later, and be ashamed.

“I’m telling my story because there may be others.”

In a statement sent to Business Insider, Franken apologized to Tweeden.

“I certainly don’t remember the rehearsal for the skit in the same way, but I send my sincerest apologies to Leeann. As to the photo, it was clearly intended to be funny but wasn’t. I shouldn’t have done it,” he said.”

….Continue reading more @ BI

 

Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It

|| KABC

“By Leeann Tweeden

In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege.

Also on the trip were country music artists Darryl Worley, Mark Wills, Keni Thomas, and some cheerleaders from the Dallas Cowboys. The headliner was comedian and now-senator, Al Franken.

Franken had written some skits for the show and brought props and costumes to go along with them. Like many USO shows before and since, the skits were full of sexual innuendo geared toward a young, male audience.

As a TV host and sports broadcaster, as well as a model familiar to the audience from the covers of FHM, Maxim and Playboy, I was only expecting to emcee and introduce the acts, but Franken said he had written a part for me that he thought would be funny, and I agreed to play along.

When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but I figured I could turn my head at the last minute, or put my hand over his mouth, to get more laughs from the crowd.

On the day of the show Franken and I were alone backstage going over our lines one last time. He said to me, “We need to rehearse the kiss.” I laughed and ignored him. Then he said it again. I said something like, ‘Relax Al, this isn’t SNL…we don’t need to rehearse the kiss.’

He continued to insist, and I was beginning to get uncomfortable.”

….Continue reading more @ KABC.com

 

 

 

Rep. Ted Lieu Hiring of Pakistani Awan Bros Compromised U.S. National Security | Nov 15 2017

Democratic IT Staffer Arrested On Fraud Charge Has Family Links To SoCal Lawmakers

|| CBS TV Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com/AP) — Family members of a staffer for the former Democratic National Committee chair who was arrested this week while attempting to leave the U.S. for Pakistan once worked for several Southern California congressional offices.

Imran Awan was fired Tuesday by Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the same day he pleaded not guilty to a bank fraud charge in connection with a $165,000 home equity loan, authorities said.

His brother Abid Awan, was employed earlier this year by Democratic Reps. Ted Lieu, Tony Cardenas, and nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee”, according to Legistorm, a website that tracks congressional employment.

March 10 was the most recent end date for Awan’s employment under both Lieu and Cardenas, records show.

Lieu made headline in February for releasing a “how to” guide to help members of the Trump administration leak information to the media.”

….Continue reading more @ CBS Local

 

A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD SECURITY BREACH IN CONGRESS

|| FrontpageMag

“Last year, eight members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence issued a demand that their staffers be granted access to top secret classified information.

The signatories to the letter were Andre Carson, Luis Guiterez, Jim Himes, Terri Sewell, Jackie Speier, Mike Quigley, Eric Swalwell and Patrick Murphy. All the signatories were Democrats. Some had a history of attempting to undermine national security.

Two of them have been linked to an emerging security breach.

The office of Andre Carson, the second Muslim in Congress, had employed Imran Awan. As did the offices of Jackie Speier and Debbie Wasserman Schultz; to whom the letter had been addressed.

Imran Awan and his two brothers, Jamal and Abid, are at the center of an investigation that deals with, among other things, allegations of illegal access.  They have been barred from the House of Representatives network.

A member of Congress expressed concern that, “they may have stolen data from us.”

All three of the Pakistani brothers had been employed by Democrats. The offices that employed them included HPSCI minority members Speier, Carson and Joaquín Castro. Congressman Castro, who also sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, utilized the services of Jamal Moiz Awan. Speier and Carson’s offices utilized Imran Awan.

Abid A. Awan was employed by Lois Frankel and Ted Lieu: members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Also on the committee is Castro. As is Robin Kelly whose office employed Jamal Awan.  Lieu also sits on the subcommittees on National Security and Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.”

….Continue reading more @ FrontpageMag

 

California Swamp: CA Democrat House Members Hired Muslim Brotherhood Awan Brothers

|| Canada Free Press

“In post—9/11 America, “If you see something, say something” has become the unofficial slogan of the Department of Homeland Security, with the idea of enlisting American citizens to help identify real terrorism threats. Yet California Democrats in Congress apparently ignored this advisory with their silence, support and promotion of possible terrorists in their own workplace.

The Congressional hacking suspects—the Pakistani born Awan brothers—ran the Information Technology (IT) for dozens of Democrat congressmen and women, and could read every email and communication sent or received. Members of the California Democrat House delegation also hired the Awan brothers, along with nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee,” according to Legistorm.

In fact, the hackers appear to have had access to some of the most sensitive classified information provided to members of several intelligence oversight committees. As “shared” employees, their salaries were cobbled together with part-time payments from multiple members, on an estimated 80 House Democrats’ payrolls, the Daily Caller reported.

The California members of the House who hired the Awan Brothers (past and present), and what they paid the Awans include:

  • Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA 16) = $161,896
  • Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA14) = $136,897
  • Rep. Xavier Becerra (Formerly D-CA34, currently California Attorney General) = $130,811
  • Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA37) = $106,664
  • Rep. Henry Waxman (Former D-CA 33) = $85,552
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA 29) = $73,917
  • Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA 41) = $42,057
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA26) = $79,504
  • Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-CA31) = $35,415
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA33) = $16,456

“March 10 was the most recent end date for Awan’s employment under both Lieu and Cardenas, records show.” CBS Los Angeles reported.

Ironically, Rep. Ted Lieu is something of an IT whiz kid, according to his Congressional bio: “As one of only four computer science majors currently serving in Congress, and as a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Information Technology, Ted is frequently sought out for his insight on technology and innovation matters including cybersecurity, cloud computing and innovation as well as the sharing and creative economy.”

It’s a darn shame Ted Lieu wasn’t sought out for his insight on cybersecurity in the House.

While Imran Awan ran technology for multiple House Democrats, he soon brought in four of his relatives—including brothers Abid and Jamal. The Awan family members appeared on the payroll of dozens of other members, collecting $4 million in taxpayer funds since 2010, the Daily Caller reported:”

….Continue reading more @ CFP

 

Collusion on Judge Roy Moore Accusations? | Nov 11 2017

Roy Moore’s Two Accusers: Leigh Corfman’s Age was 17 not 14, Has History of Making False Allegations, Deborah Gibson A Dem Volunteer for Moore’s Opponent

|| 70 News

“Deborah Wesson Gibson: a Democrat  volunteer for Roy Moore’s Democrat  opponent Doug Jones and sign language interpreter for Joe Biden.

Leigh Corfman: allegedly has a history of making false allegations, charged with misdemeanors and had issues with IRS . Below are the following:

I’M FROM ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA, AND LEIGH CORFMAN SEEMS TO HAVE DATED MY BROTHER IN 1976, MAKING HER OLDER THAN 17 AT THAT TIME! NOT 14, IN 1979. ROY MOORE IS BEING SMEARED OR THERE IS TWO LEIGH CORFMAN … SOMEONE IS LYING ON  INVESTIGATE GADSDEN HIGH ANNUAL PLEASE

Roy Moore’s main accuser Leigh Corfman has had three divorces and major financial problems. Filed for bankruptcy three times, once in 1991 with $139,689 in unpaid claims. She has had multiple issues with the IRS and has been charged with multiple misdemeanors as well. Hmm….

People in AL are posting on ‘s FB page that this “brave” woman – Leigh Corfman, has claimed several pastors at various churches have made sexual advances toward her.

…Continue reading more @ 70 News

 

Judge Roy Moore on Sean Hannity Show: ‘We Have Some Evidence of Some Collusion’ Against Me in WaPo Smear

|| Breitbart

“MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Judge Roy Moore, the GOP nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity on Friday afternoon that his campaign is conducting its own investigation into the allegations against him and has “some evidence of some collusion” against him.

Moore said when Hannity asked him to respond to the dozens of establishment Republicans demanding he step down from his race for the U.S. Senate:

If you step aside for any allegation, then you might as well not run because when you run you’re going to get allegations. First, I would tell these individuals they wouldn’t make good judges. They wouldn’t make good people in the judicial system because you are innocent until proven guilty. In this case, this woman has waited over 40 years to bring a complaint four weeks out of an election? It’s obvious to the casual observer that something is up. We’re also doing an investigation and we have some evidence of some collusion here but we’re not ready to put that to the public just yet.

Hannity, in response, asked Moore whether that means he is “trying to prove” his innocence—to which Moore affirmed that he was:

Well, just like you said, they’re doing it to defeat this senate campaign. They’re bringing something, they’re trying to mix something up from other girls that never said anything about sexual impropriety and they’re all labeling it on this 14-year-old. I had nothing to do with this. This is a completely manufactured story meant to defraud this campaign. They’re losing. They’re 11 points behind. They don’t like my acknowledgment there is a God. We’ve refused to debate them because of their very liberal stance on transgenderism and transgenderism in the military and bathrooms. They’re desperate. Sean, they’re simply desperate.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

Trump Critic Rep. Ted Lieu Promises to be Hollywood’s Point Man in Congress | Nov 07 2017

Democrat Ted Lieu Walks Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Victims

|| Breitbart

“Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) walked out on a moment of silence in Congress Monday for the victims of Sunday’s mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Lieu, a second-term congressman from one of the wealthiest districts in the nation, filmed himself after he walked out of the House of Representatives chamber and broadcast to his followers on Facebook Live:

Good evening. I’m Congressman Ted Lieu. I’m heartbroken about the children and adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday.

My colleagues right now are doing a moment of silence in the House of Representatives chambers. I respect their right to do that, and I myself have participated in many of them.

But I can’t do this again. I’ve been to too many moments of silences [sic]. In just my short career in Congress, three of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history have occurred. I will not be silent.

What we need, is we need action. We need to pass gun safety legislation now. Behind me is the House of Representatives chambers. I urge us to pass reasonable gun safety legislation, including a universal background check law, supported by 80% of Americans, a ban on assault rifles, and a ban on bump stocks.

We need to do that. We cannot be silent. We need to act now. Now I gotta go back to vote. Thanks for watching.

(The gunman in Texas passed an FBI background check. He was ultimately stopped by a local gun owner using a rifle of his own. No reports have emerged of a bump stock being used.)

Comments on Lieu’s video ranged from supportive (Got an eye on you, Awesome Hombre!! We need more Congresspersons with integrity. Thanks for making California proud!!!!!! SF East Bay fan.”) to outraged (“This was extremely disrespectful to the families who are mourning loved ones in #SutherlandSpringsTexas, it is embarrassing to the #USA that a member of #Congress would behave in such a manner”).

Lieu has made a name for himself over the past year as a Twitter troll, tweeting insults against the president and members of his administration. A reserve officer in the U.S. Air Force, Lieu has also been accused by critics of violating military rules by referring to the president as illegitimate.

Last month, another Democrat, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), skipped a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.”

….Continue reading more @ Breitbart

 

 

Congressional Candidate Ted Lieu on Hollywood Issues: ‘I’m Thankful to Have Had the MPAA’s Support’

|| the Wrap

“Ted Lieu is eager to prove he’ll be Hollywood’s ally in Washington. Lieu is in the race to succeed Henry Waxman, the representative for California’s 33rd district and a powerful figure in national politics. But he’ll first have to get by Los Angeles County deputy district attorney Elan Carr.

Waxman’s district spans West Los Angeles and the South Bay, the tony neighborhoods home to many of Hollywood’s wealthiest executives, filmmakers, actors and agents. Lieu, who hails from Torrance, is the first to admit he is not well known in the entertainment business.

Yet the state senator has placed Hollywood at the center of his pitch to potential donors (and voters). Like Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Lieu is a fierce advocate of tax credits for film and television productions. He co-authored a bill eight years ago that instituted a credit and has pushed for their expansion.”

….Continue reading more @ the Wrap – 2014