Rep. Ted Lieu Says There Has Always Been A Crisis At The Southern Border But Thatís Not What He Said Under Trump

By Mike LaChance
Published February 1, 2023 at 8:56pm

This week, there was a hearing in Congress on the Biden border crisis. Liberal Democrat Ted Lieu of California took issue with the name of the hearing. He insisted that there has been a crisis at the southern border for fifty years.

That is not Ė however Ė what he said when Trump was president.

Lieuís opinion on the issue seems to change depending on who he can blame and who he wants to defend.
Townhall reports:

Ted Lieu Said the Border Has Always Been a Crisis. Guess What He Said During Trump.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated during the House Judiciary Committee hearing about the border crisis on Wednesday that the southern border has always been in crisis, going back at least 50 years, but he sang a different tune when Donald Trump was president.

ďThis hearing is titled Bidenís Border Crisis.í That is completely wrong. It is not Bidenís border crisis. This has been a crisis for over half a century,Ē he said.

Watch below:

Julio Rosas


Replying to @Julio_Rosas11.@RepTedLieu: This hearing is titled "Biden's Border Crisis." That is completely wrong. It is not Biden's border crisis. This has been a crisis for over half a century.

Watch on Twitter
1:40 PM ∑ Feb 1, 2023

Now, letís look at what Lieu said about the border when Trump was president:

Ted Lieu


Dear @realDonaldTrump: Some facts.-There is no big crisis at the border-Violent crime dropped last year-Property crime dropped last year-Studies show immigrants, both documented and undocumented, commit less crimes than native born AmericansTime to stop the #TrumpShutdown

Donald J. Trump

The crisis of illegal activity at our Southern Border is real and will not stop until we build a great Steel Barrier or Wall. Let work begin!

3:24 PM ∑ Dec 22, 2018

Ted Lieu


Does this look like we are having a "national emergency"? NO. There is no crisis at the southern border that would warrant a government shutdown.Mr. President: Reopen our government.@POTUS@realDonaldTrump#TrumpShutdown

Donald J. Trump

Congratulations @ClemsonFB!

3:27 PM ∑ Jan 16, 2019

Ted Lieuís chief of staff tweeted this in 2019:

Marc Cevasco


We donít have a border crisis - we have a constitutional crisis.#FakeEmergency

5:23 PM ∑ Feb 25, 2019

Democrats donít care about the truth. They care about the preservation of their power.