Ted Lieu Mocks House GOP Over 'America First' Caucus: 'Will Non Aryans Be Allowed to Join?'

California Congressman Ted Lieu called out Republican Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar over the new 'America First' caucus in a tweet on Saturday.

Lieu mocked the caucus by posing a series of questions directed at those two Republican House members. He implied that those joining were racist and wouldn't treat non-white lawmakers who would join equally.

"Will non Aryans be allowed to join?" he wrote. "If so, do we have to sit in the back of the room because we're not white?"

Dear @mtgreenee & @RepGosar: I have some questions about your Anglo-Saxon caucus:

Will non Aryans be allowed to join?

If so, do we have to sit in the back of the room because we’re not white?

Can we have fried rice and nachos during the meetings?

Asking for a friend. https://t.co/WkD0ZIRCxr

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 17, 2021

Punchbowl News reported about the formation of the caucus and released a seven-page flyer that details the caucus's stances on election fraud, immigration, infrastructure and other issues. People criticized the caucus, calling it racist.

In his tweets, Lieu also made frequent references to a line in the "immigration" section of the flyer that read: "America is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions."

Lieu continually referred to the caucus as the "Anglo-Saxon caucus."

As previously reported, Republican Congressman Adam Kinzinger tweeted on Friday evening calling on his GOP colleagues to expel members of the caucus, as well as stripping them of their committee duties.

"I believe anyone that joins this caucus should have their committees stripped, and the Republican conference should expel them from conference participation. While we can't prevent someone from calling themselves Republican, we can loudly say they don't belong to us," the Illinois representative wrote.

Despite the criticisms levied against the caucus, GOP Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz tweeted his support, saying he was "proud to join."

I’m proud to join @mtgreenee in the #AmericaFirst Caucus.

We will end wars, stop illegal immigration & promote trade that is fair to American workers.

This is just a hit piece from the America Last crowd in Big Media, Big Tech & Big Government.https://t.co/hjGiuSLwBW

— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 16, 2021

Following Gaetz's announcement that he was joining, Lieu mocked the caucus by making light of recent allegations against the Florida congressman of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, which includes an investigation into trafficking. The California representative referenced a Daily Beast report that indicated that Gaetz had Venmo'd an associate who then Venmo'd three teens.

"I wonder if their caucus has secret signals and means of communications, like secret Aryan Venmo handles?" he wrote.

The Anglo-Saxon caucus created by @mtgreenee and @RepGosar has apparently admitted Matt Gaetz.

I wonder if their caucus has secret signals and means of communications, like secret Aryan Venmo handles? https://t.co/lXdYzKchOI

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 17, 2021

Earlier Lieu had responded to Democratic Arizona Representative Ruben Gallego, who had said he wouldn't join in legislation with members of the caucus. "I'm planning on joining their Anglo-Saxon caucus so I could sit in their meetings because my mere presence as a non Aryan would scare them," Lieu wrote and invited Gallego to join him.

He also jokingly wrote about eating churros and chow mein as a dessert to get on members of the caucus's nerves.

My friend @RubenGallego, I’m planning on joining their Anglo-Saxon caucus so I could sit in their meetings because my mere presence as a non Aryan would scare them. I’m also going to eat chow mein with churros as dessert just to annoy them. Want to join me? https://t.co/85SKqR96sE

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 16, 2021

Newsweek reached out to Lieu's press secretary for comment.

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In this handout provided by congress.gov webcast, impeachment manager Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) third day of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol on February 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. congress.gov/Getty Images