Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a former Navy SEAL who fought to protect the lives of Americans everywhere and knows a thing or two about sacrifice as he lost his own eye fighting the war in Afghanistan.
Crenshaw, who the Washington Examiner reports received two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for his service as a Navy SEAL, is at the forefront of national media attention when he decried Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for comments she made about 9/11.
Crenshaw remarked the Democratic congresswoman’s comment was perceived as insensitive and that any comments made about 9/11 should be handled with “deference.”
“It’s terrorists who killed almost 3,000 Americans, we should talk about it that way. We should talk about it with deference,” he said via the Washington Examiner.
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According to the Washington Examiner, several people lashed out at Crenshaw:
The freshman congressman posted a video of his comments to NBC on Twitter, drawing attacks from numerous critics on Twitter on Saturday.
Talia Lavin, a New York University journalism professor who resigned from the New Yorker last year after she incorrectly identified a U.S. immigration agent as a Nazi sympathizer, slammed Crenshaw as “captain s–thead” on Twitter. “The real victim, captain s–thead, speaks,” wrote Lavin, linking to Crenshaw’s video.
Freelance writer Rob Rousseau wrote to Crenshaw, “You’re deliberately lying about what [Omar] said you eyeless f–k.” The comment appears to have been removed.
Crenshaw was elected to Congress last November. He joined the U.S. Navy in 2006 and served for 10 years as a Navy SEAL, including multiple deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was wounded by a roadside bomb while on his third tour of Afghanistan in 2012. Crenshaw lost his right eye in the explosion, but he was able to recover eyesight in his left eye through surgery.
Other people chimed in and called Crenshaw a “Nazi” and said he was pushing “fascist propaganda.”
The Republican congressman was playing the “wounded victim,” another user contended, via the Washington Examiner.
After Omar insensitively said the infamous terror attacks that killed 3,000 Americans were “some people did something,” Crenshaw initially responded: “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.'”
“Unbelievable,” he added.