Rep. Ted Lieu redirects attention to Trump-Epstein connection after Democrats’ chaotic media cycle

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) attempted to shift the national focus to former President Donald Trump’s connections to notorious sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and away from the Democratic Party’s future.

“We hear a lot from our constituents on different issues,” Lieu said at the news conference Tuesday. “But something I’ve heard that doesn’t seem to be being covered are the Epstein files.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) speaks as House Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar (D-CA) listens during a press conference, Tuesday, July 9, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo/John McDonnell)

On Tuesday, Lieu touted court filings alleging Trump flew with, exchanged phone calls, and took numerous photos with Epstein. The conference came as the Biden White House struggles to shut down intraparty squabbles surrounding concerns about the president’s mental acuity.

A spokesman for the Trump campaign called Lieu’s comments part of his
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