Texas Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a wartime veteran who lost his eye fearlessly serving the country. Think he’s afraid of a bully? Think again.
He is one of the rare few to see an enemy and courageously walk towards them. He’s not afraid of a fight and he’s certainly not afraid of a bully.
Crenshaw, since his short time on the national stage, has stood up to incivility and took the fight to Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson on Sunday after he took a swipe at Trump supporters.
As the Daily Caller reports, Johnson compared President Trump and Adolf Hitler and called Trump supporters old, poor, uneducated drug-overdosers and alcoholics:
While giving a keynote address to the Atlanta NAACP on Jan. 1, Johnson repeatedly compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and painted Trump supporters as “older, less educated, less prosperous” and “dying early.” He further claimed that many are dying from “alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.”
Crenshaw dismissed Johnson’s Hitler comparisons as intellectually dishonest and insulting to the millions of Jews who perished during the Holocaust.
“Ok Mr. Johnson, President Trump is a lot of things but he’s not Hitler,” Crenshaw said in a video posted on social media. “He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war. He doesn’t have any concentration camps.”
Crenshaw then sounded off on the swipe at Trump supporters, calling Johnson’s remark a “cowardly form of politics.”
“But if you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on somebody your own size. At least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw said in a social media post uploaded on Sunday afternoon. “But you went on to insult, degrade and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. To call them drug addicted, uneducated and unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”
“No matter how much I disagree with you in Congress, I will never, ever insult the good Americans who voted for you. I will never paint an entire half of the country as deplorables or fools or the dregs of society,” Crenshaw added. “I’ll never do it, and if I ever do, you better call me out on it because I can’t imagine a worse form of leadership.”
“These people are exercising their right and their voice the only way they can, which is through their vote. They don’t have a TV show. They don’t have a radio show. They don’t have a weekly column or big social media following,” the veteran continued. “They have a vote. And you use your public platform to insult and demean them. This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress.”
“So I’ll leave you with this: Pick on somebody your own size,” Crenshaw concluded. “Pick on me if you’d like. My office will be right down the hall from yours — I’ll see you in Washington.”