Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is under fire after calling Sarah Huckabee Sanders “dumb as a rock” in a tweet over the weekend:

Stay classy, dude:

The California Democrat defended his insult by saying he’s copying the president:

But then reporter Elaina Plott nuked him with Michelle Obama’s now infamous line about going high when Republicans go low:

But Lieu wasn’t done and argued the ends justify the means or something to that effect:

Whatever:

Lieu also argued he’s a douche to men, too:

He does love the phrase

Anyway, let’s see if Lieu’s insult of a powerful woman loses him any media gigs. He’s a go-to liberal for CNN:

And MSNBC:

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