(National Sentinel)Â Red Win: The cretins who star on “Saturday Night Live” mocked Texas GOP congressional candidate and retired U.S. Navy SEAL Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw over the weekend, but the decorated war vet who lost an eye to a terrorist attack got the last laugh.
Crenshaw defeatedÂ Democratic challenger Todd Litton on Tuesday to win Texasâ€™s 2nd Congressional District, even though Dems kept hoping to flip the district blue despite Crenshaw’s double-digit lead.
Dan Crenshaw was nearly blinded in 2012 when he was hit by an IED blast in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where he was on his third deployment. He lost his right eye in the blast, and his left eye was badly damaged.
— Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 4, 2018
The Daily Caller reported:
The district has been represented byÂ Republican Rep. Ted Poe whoÂ announcedÂ his retirement in November 2017. Poe flipped the seat red when he first took office in 2005 and it has since been a GOP stronghold. Litton, a director of an education non-profit, announced his run for the seat prior to Poeâ€™s retirement.Â House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi showed her support for the Democrat by pledging $7,000 to his campaign.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, served five deployments overseas â€” while on his third combat tour, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan that destroyed [his] right eye and badly injured his left eye. After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw retained sight in his left eye and went on to deploy two more times, first to the Middle East, then to South Korea.
In other words, he’s a hero. And the cretins on SNL who mocked him are…cretins.
In an interview with The DC, Crenshaw said he hoped to bring back some credibility to the House, which it will need now that Democrats are back in control.
â€œ[Those who serve in the military are] problem solvers,â€ Crenshaw said. â€œWe care about impact, we care about mission, we care about service before self, and I think Congress can use a little bit of that.â€
As to the mocking, Crenshaw took it like a hero would.
â€œGood rule in life â€” I try hard not to offend, I try harder not to be offended,â€ CrenshawÂ respondedÂ on Twitter. â€œThat being said, I hope [â€œSaturday Night Liveâ€] recognizes that vets donâ€™t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.â€
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