Lieu Cuts Ties With Donor Over Bodies Found in Home

Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu said he’s donating contributions from a top donor who was present when two men died in his home in separate incidents in under two years.

“I am deeply disturbed by the latest revelations of a second death by overdose at the home of Ed Buck,” Lieu said in a statement Tuesday. “While we await the results of the law enforcement investigation, I am going to donate the contributions I have received from Mr. Buck to my federal campaign over the years.”

Lieu said he would donate $18,500 in contributions from Buck to nonprofits that support African-American and LGBTQ people.