California Democrat Ted Lieu was called out for his deliberate use of false information in his quest to push gun control, but instead of acknowledging he was caught, he took a page out of Oprah’s book and expressed it has HIS truth.

Lieu was called out by The Federalist’s co-founder Sean Davis, who caught Lieu in a lie about the weapon that was used in the Parkland shooting. Lieu called the gun an “assault rifle,” a classification of rifle that has fully automatic fire. Lieu, a lawmaker, apparently either didn’t know that fully automatic weapons are illegal for purchase in the United States or ignored that detail.

“How quaint that some folks are more concerned about kids speaking respectfully than the fact that 17 kids were slaughtered with an assault rifle,” tweeted Lieu.

Davis corrected him.

“Wait,” tweeted Davis. “The shooter used a fully automatic machine gun, the likes of which have been virtually banned since 1934? That seems like news, Ted. Or it could be that you’re lying.”

Lieu put on a show, pretending that he wasn’t at all playing word games, which Davis called him out on immediately. Davis also used the opportunity to inform Lieu that if he’s going to use words, then use the correct ones, instead of ones that are clearly laced with falsehoods.

Of course, Lieu decided to take this moment as someone trying to silence him, saying that he will continue speaking out his truth regardless of anyone trying to get in his way.

“NO. I will keep saying assault rifle if I feel like it,” tweeted Lieu. “I will not let you define what I can or cannot say. In any statute, the term assault weapon or assault rifle would be defined. But in ordinary conversation, I will use assault rifle interchangeably with assault weapon.”

What Lieu essentially did is admit that he indeed was using the term incorrectly, and then proceeded to tell Davis that he will continue to do so because the definitions of things mean nothing to him.

This is the nonsense America faces when it comes to having conversations — and when I say “conversations,” I mean actual conversations, and not what CNN defines as a conversation — about gun safety, gun control, and more. All too often, people knee-jerk about what restrictions and laws we have in place without knowing any of the restrictions and laws we have in place.

But that’s not the more worrisome part.

The scary thing we just learned here is that when it comes to gun control, politicians will say and do whatever it takes to make sure their agenda sees a victory. What Lieu just admitted to is saying that he will blatantly lie to the public if it helps his narrative along. There were no two ways about it.