As Twitchy reported earlier, Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens was invited to testify at a House hearing on white supremacy, and Rep. Ted Lieu thought he’d laid the perfect trap: he played audio of what he was certain was (or his supporters would believe was) Owens praising Hitler. Owens put Lieu (and a not-really-listening) Chairman Jerry Nadler) on blast, making it clear Lieu had taken her answer out of context.
Something inside him decided to post her full answer to the question, as well as the question she was answering; you know, context.
The below video contains the full answer of Candace Owens on nationalism and Hitler. https://t.co/j6VHZU2J0f
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 9, 2019
You mean the black woman testifying on white supremacy isn’t a big fan of Hitler and the Holocaust? Scott Adams attributed Lieu’s “gotcha” stunt to TDS:
The most charitable explanation of this situation is that @tedlieu is experiencing temporary TDS hysteria and owes @RealCandaceO the world's biggest apology. The less charitable explanation is almost beyond comprehension. https://t.co/u9GrjCYZB0
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 9, 2019
Lieu knew exactly what he was doing and he's banking on his base doing what they do best, keeping their heads in the sand while being drip fed approved content.
— _Fruhmann_ (@_Fruhmann_) April 9, 2019
Right on the money!
— Eve the unicorn (@eve_the_unicorn) April 9, 2019
Candace Slaughter Meter @ 100%
— Bullytrap (@bullytrap) April 9, 2019
The "less charitable explanation" is what is true. Ted Lieu took words out of context in an attempt to smear a black woman with whom he disagrees ideologically. He did this during a House hearing in an attempt to destroy her credibility before she could speak. He's garbage.
— Ken Heaston (@KenHeaston) April 9, 2019
There’s nothing temporary about his TDS. pic.twitter.com/1unur7P7KE
— Axeman 2 U (@Axeman2u) April 9, 2019
Those comments though… a nice mix of "Candace roasted Ted" and "Candace is a racist". Clearly two movies on one screen. What I saw was a woman inelegantly trying to separate Nationalism from the legacy of Hitler. Clumsy, but excusable. Racist?
— Richard Ferchen (@sonarhack) April 9, 2019
Lieu obviously is just a normal, pernicious politician, and Nadler clearly thinks himself better than anyone. #allPoliticiansSuck
— Richard Ferchen (@sonarhack) April 9, 2019
Its a stupid and blatamt misuse of what she said, deliberate. He should be smoked out for it for sure
— Mark Berry (@mdkberry) April 9, 2019
Beyond comprehension it is, since his teeet was after the video. He doubled down.
If you hadn’t already – lump him in the @maddow deranged column
— daddyfrustrated (@daddyfrustrated) April 9, 2019
Pretty sure it's both.
— Richard (@fastbeemer) April 9, 2019
It may be time to stop excusing this abuse of power by giving the finger drumming @tedlieu an out like TDS. This was political targeting with malice. It should be censured. It should be investigated. It was vile and dangerous. He put Owens in danger deliberately.
— ❌ObfuscateClearly❌ (@ObfuscateClear) April 10, 2019
He doubed down 2 hours later. He needs to resign.
— The Golden Age (@w0rd_salad) April 9, 2019
Ted knows what he did no TDS defense for that sneaky bastard.
— Vullsain (@briansullivan21) April 9, 2019
This is what we mean when we say the Left is making a power grab. Nadler had to know Lieu was going to play the tape. They can’t challenge her ideas, so they conspire to ruin her. And we should trust them to be honest brokers on climate change?
— Gen❌ceptional (@GenXceptional) April 9, 2019
Those tactics are getting less and less effective.
— LoriBrady ?? (@loriBra16435608) April 9, 2019
He was so incredibly rude and demeaning towards Candace, there’s no coming back from that. It was thought out & intentional.
— ✌?SharonB ✌? ?? (@Sharsy33) April 9, 2019
Both @tedlieu and @JerryNadler are bitter, cruel, duplicitous little men. Their careers should be destroyed by their despicable behavior, but their districts will support anything they do, and the mainstream will not hold them to account.
— John Shade Vick (@johnshadevick) April 9, 2019
Bestest buddies, Ted Lieu, Ed Buck, Adam Schiff…How's the meth treating you?
— Vintageport (@vintageport014) April 9, 2019
@RealCandaceO CRUSHED you. You should be ashamed for trying to depict her the way you did. You and all your democRAT friends should be running scared, because you cannot silence a voice like hers. She is leading the masses away from your horrible, racist, pandering party! #BLEXIT
— Jenn Martin (@jennmartin09) April 9, 2019
wow the disrespect you gave her is heartbreaking, you took her words completely out of context and didn't even let the people hear the rest of her explanation pic.twitter.com/CkZW4CYjwQ
— QueenFanC (@chloe_possible) April 9, 2019
You Got Embarrassed by Candace Owens today… pic.twitter.com/Hs9A733Xx0
— News for Thinkers (@NewsForThinkers) April 9, 2019
@RealCandaceO made you her little b***h today. The look on your face as she systematically demolished your narrative was beautiful. @tedlieu people on your side will not admit it, but today revealed to all what a lying coward you are!! pic.twitter.com/XhJPUbbTr6
— Lisa Hammill (@lisa_hammill) April 9, 2019
STRAIGHT FIRE: Candace Owens absolutely torches Rep. Ted Lieu at hearing (video) https://t.co/zoS9dp1iwr
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 9, 2019