It’s been a rough summer for Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Republican Congressman from Texas’ 2nd District. He’s tried to play up his combat veteran cred, and usually, it’s not too hard, what with the eye patch and all. But he must have gotten something scratchy under that thing because he has just been cranky for a few months now, and in September, he’s had it worst of all.
First, he had it out with rising Democratic star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over universal background checks after a mass shooting at the beginning of the month, when he suggested that UBCs would prevent him from lending his guns to friends, which prompted a pretty serious response from the New York Congresswoman, making him look very foolish:
You are a member of Congress. Why are you “lending” guns to people unsupervised who can’t pass a basic background check?
The people you’re giving a gun to have likely abused their spouse or have a violent criminal record, & you may not know it.
Why on earth would you do that? https://t.co/TQFjcLQebO
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 4, 2019
A few days ago, in an effort to look tough, Crenshaw tweeted at presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders for “pandering” to veterans in his campaign:
Watching Bernie pander to different groups to get their vote has always disgusted me, but now it’s personal.
I didn’t go to war so that you would take care of me, Bernie. I went because I wanted to serve and our country needed it. https://t.co/ADhxrvtIA9
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 17, 2019
Multiple users had to point out to Crenshaw that Bernie is actually the former Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Committee in the Senate, and was instrumental in passing pro-veteran legislation when he was a member of the House of Representatives as well.
But it turns out that Crenshaw may have been the one pandering, if a pair of veterans who confronted him walking through the halls of the House Office Building are correct.
Combat veterans Jason Hurd and Alan Pitts tracked down the Congressman at work and asked him about his support for Donald Trump, a man who loves to take credit for the successes of the military but who never served, and who Hurd and Pitts said was trying to “shred” everything they fought for.
Crenshaw neglected to engage the men, but when the veterans didn’t relent, he became agitated and tried to duck away in a private elevator. The two captured their entire exchange with Crenshaw, who quite honestly has never looked more cowardly:
GOP Rep @DanCrenshawTX hid in an elevator today when combat vets confronted him about his support for Donald Trump.
— Common Defense (@commondefense) September 20, 2019
It’s sad when even the “bravest” of Republican lawmakers can’t withstand the questioning of those they swore to protect or their constituents.
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