Ted Lieu Torches Trump With Instantly Viral Presidents’ Day Public Shaming

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Paybacks are hell. Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Kathleen Rice (D-NY) are in the happy position of being able to rake the National Rifle Association (NRA) over the coals for its “complex web of relationships” with Russians closely tied to Moscow. Happy Presidents’ Day, Mr. Trump.

In his tweet, Lieu referred to an article written by ABC about that unfortunate relationship:

‘Dear @NRA: Happy #Presidents Day from @RepKathleenRice and me.’

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Member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, Lieu, and member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Rice, requested a full accounting of the NRA officials and Russia-linked people. They wanted “any communications, meetings, and monetary transactions.” They wrote a letter stating:

‘We are disturbed by the lack of transparency the NRA has demonstrated surrounding the December 2015 trip to Moscow. Furthermore, we are concerned that this extends to other allegations that have been made against the organization as it relates to Russia.’

The two representatives nailed the NRA to the wall over its connections with Russia, as they continued:

‘How much money did the NRA receive from Russia or Russia-linked individuals or entities during the 2016 election cycle? Did the NRA use any of that money in their 2016 election campaign contributions?’

The NRA gave Donald Trump $30,000 for the 2016 presidential election, which was far and away more than its previous donations. Questions have been raised about whether the Russians used the NRA to funnel money to the Republican candidate Trump. A surprising number of Russians appeared at his inauguration.

NRA former attorney, William Brewer, released this statement to ABC, claiming former NRA president, Wayne La Pierre, was against the trip. The group’s then president, Allan Cors, did not go.

‘When he became aware of the details of the trip, Wayne was personally opposed to it.’

Twitter world lit up. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:

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