Democrat Walks Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Shooting Victims — We Now Know Why

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) decided to walk out of the House chamber while his co-workers held a moment of silence for the shooting victims in Texas.

While he staged his walkout, Lieu posted a Facebook Live video on his page to explain why he wasn’t going to participate in the moment of silence.

“I’m heartbroken about the children and adults that were killed in the worst mass shooting in Texas history this Sunday,” Lieu said.

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

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

Lieu ended the video by calling for Congress to “pass gun safety legislation now.” He said Congress needs to pass bills that will ban assault rifles, require “universal background checks” and a ban on bump stocks.

Shortly after the shooting, Lieu offered his condolences and took a shot at the National Rifle Association:

I agree my prior tweet could be better. So here: I pray for the victims in TX. Also, screw the @NRA & can you help Dems take back the House.

It has been revealed that Devin Kelley, who carried out the mass shooting in Texas, was confronted by two men who grabbed their own guns to fire back, one of whom was an NRA firearm instructor.

Watch the video below.

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