Shakespeare may have been talking about California Democrat Ted Lieu when he wrote this in Macbeth, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” ted lieu goes ballistic
Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) exploded at a Congressional witness who brought up a clear anti-Asian bias case. (video below). Rep. Lieu said that mentioning the blatant discrimination against Asians in the Harvard application process was “irrelevant” to the discussion during a Congressional hearing on diversity in federal courts.
The exchange occurred after Peter Kirsanow, a labor attorney and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, referenced the ongoing legal battle involving a group that has accused Harvard of discriminating against Asian Americans on the basis of race. The remark drew a strong rebuke from Lieu, who accused Kirsanow of deflecting from the topic of the hearing…
“Stop bringing in irrelevant issues,” Lieu erupted at Kirsanow. “There are more Asian Americans at these Ivy Leagues. In the federal judiciary, they’re underrepresented. These are different issues happening, so just answer my question about Asian Americans in the federal judiciary or minorities in the federal judiciary, because it is underrepresented.”
…The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was titled, “The Importance of a Diverse Federal Judiciary.”
Kirsanow said he agreed with Lieu’s point regarding the dearth of Asian American judges in federal courts. The attorney argued his point about the Harvard case was relevant because there was “discrimination in the pipeline” of candidates to those courts which has “eroded confidence in the institutions.”
“It’s precisely why I say that we must avoid, at all costs, the perception that decisions are being made on the basis of race,” Kirsanow said. “And when you look at the correlative, with how decision-making is being made through the admissions process, it appears as if decisions, in large part, are being based on race.”
Explosive exchange: @tedlieu yells at Peter Kirsanow when he mentions that one of the foremost examples of anti-Asian discrimination right now is at Harvard. This was during a hearing about the need for diversity on the federal courts. pic.twitter.com/q5cDrvSVmL
— Nic Rowan (@NicXTempore) March 25, 2021
It was almost as Rep. Lieu, partisan hack, was yelling because the witness was is clearly much better informed on the issue than he is–no surprise as Lieu is not very bright.
I’d point out that Lieu is yelling at a black man, but that seems like a cheap dig and rather insulting to reduce Peter Kirsanow to just a member of a particular race when he’s a brilliant, articulate man who has been sounding the alarm on the dangers of the left’s new views on race and racism.
Kirsanow makes the obvious point that if Asian Americans are deliberately kept out of Ivy League schools, they’re less likely to take that path to the federal judiciary. Rep. Lieu can’t seem to grasp how that’s relevant.
This is just textbook Ted Lieu — he’s railing against the under-representation of Asian American judges in the federal judiciary because he says that’s clearly based on discrimination but thinks it’s completely acceptable to discriminate against Asian Americans in the university application process because they are over-represented there. I suppose it helps him accept the universities because they are very liberal.
Maybe Shakespeare was describing Lieu in All’s Well That Ends Well. “A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise-breaker, the owner of no one good quality. ”
Parts of this post were first seen at Clash Daily.
ted lieu goes ballistic