That Moment California Rep. Ted Lieu Told Immigration Haters to Basically STFU (VIDEO)

May 1, 2015
12:23 PM

The following video, posted last month on the Facebook page of California Democrat Rep. Ted Lieu, kind of speaks for itself. This is a clip of what Rep. Lieu said at a March 17 Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting.

Congressman Lieu: “I think it’s easy for people like you and me who wear suits and ties and work in offices to cast aspersions on those with a tenth-grade education . . . But let’s talk about some of these folks with the tenth-grade education . . . I have had the opportunity to meet over the years many farmworkers who have had families die under brutal conditions in the heat so that you or I can have less expensive orange juice, cheaper artichokes, or less expensive garlic . . . and I just want to suggest that these people have given far more to American society than you or I ever will.”America always has been and always will be a nation built by immigrants. That’s why I was deeply disappointed in yesterday’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing when a witness insulted the place of immigrants in our society.

Posted by Rep. Ted Lieu on Wednesday, March 18, 2015