When it comes to a fight, freshman GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL officer who lost an eye in combat, doesn’t back down, especially Democratic bullies and racists who are afflicted with Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Last week, Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia (pictured top, left), the congressman who once thought that the island of Guam would tip over if too many people moved to one side, became the latest member of his party to liken POTUS Donald Trump to Adolph Hitler in a speech he made at anÂ NAACP meeting in Atlanta on New Yearâ€™s DayÂ at Freedom Baptist Church.
He also took a swipe at the president’s legions of supporters, estimated to be at least 63 million strong.
“Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous and they are dying early. Their lifespans are decreasing. And many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair,” said Johnson.
That didn’t sit well with Crenshaw, who served three combat tours of duty overseas and nearly lost both eyes in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, thanks to an IED.
In a video posted online in response to Johnson’s comments, Crenshaw basically said, ‘Stop insulting Americans just because you don’t like their choice for president.’
Crenshaw criticized Johnson for comparing the president to Hitler, saying it was â€œintellectually dishonestâ€ and â€œa huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.â€
Continuing, he said:
“But, If you want to insult President Trump, at least youâ€™re picking on somebody your own size,Â somebody who can fight back. But you went on to insult, degrade and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, to call them drug addicted, uneducated, unhappy alcoholics. This is a cowardly form of politics,” he noted.
“No matter how much I will 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. Iâ€™ll never do it. And if I ever do, you better call me out on it. Because I canâ€™t imagine a worse form of leadership,” said Crenshaw, who holds a master’s degree in public administration from Harvard and who rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy.
“These people are exercising their right, and their voice the only way they can, which is through their vote. They donâ€™t have a TV show, they donâ€™t have a radio show, they donâ€™t have a weekly column or a big social media following, 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,” Crenshaw added.
â€œSo Iâ€™ll leave you with this. Pick on someone your own size. Pick on me if you like. My office will be right down the hall from yours. Iâ€™ll see you in Washington.â€Â — Jon Dougherty
Stop insulting Americans just because they vote for someone you don’t like. pic.twitter.com/8wrP3ybtPe
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2019
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