Houston Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a genuine hero. He was a Navy Seal for 10 years and served three tours of duty in Afghanistan. In 2012, while in Helman Province, an IED went off, costing him his right eye. After he got out of the hospital, he continued to serve in the Navy until he retired in 2016.
Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan is a refugee from Somalia. Before and after being elected to congress in 2018, Omar made a number of anti-Semitic statements. She said Jewish money – “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” – has bought the pro-Israel votes of Congress and accused Jews who support Israel of having a dual loyalty.
On March 23, Omar gave a speech about Islamophobia following the 9/11 attacks at a banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), an organization that has been accused of having ties to the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas. During her speech she referred to the 9/11 Muslim terrorists as “Some people did something.”
When Omar was roundly condemned for her dismissive remarks, Democrats defended her by insisting that her remarks were taken out of context. While “Some people did something” was only a short sentence from her speech, it was nevertheless dismissive of the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks.
Dan Crenshaw shamed Omar by tweeting: “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.” Then during an interview on MSNBC he said: “It’s terrorists who killed almost 3,000 Americans. And we should talk about it that way. We should talk about it with deference.” When challenged that Omar’s remark was taken out of context, Crenshaw said: “I think everyone should just look at the clip and decide for themselves. And I don’t think it’s out of line to simply call that out and criticize it.”
Crenshaw once again came under enemy fire, this time at home. His condemnation of Omar was met with a barrage of vile insults. He was called fascist, rotten, stooge, big phony, a cultist, a murderer several times, perniciously dishonest and other epithets, and told he can “eat shit.”
NYU journalism professor Talia Lavin called Crenshaw “Captain Shithead.” When advised he did not reach the rank of captain, Lavin corrected herself by calling Crenshaw “Lieutenant Commander Shithead.”
Lavin was hired by NYU after she was fired by the New Yorker magazine for falsely identifying a U.S. immigration agent as a Nazi sympathizer. NYU should now fire her for the disgusting way she insulted a wounded war hero. This is not an academic freedom issue. It’s a civility issue, and a person lile Lavin who spews out such venom should have no place in academia.
Eli Valley, a political cartoonist known for his anti-Israel drawings, referred to Crnshaw’s condemnation of Omar by writing: “Wow it’s GOP-Nazy Party Terrorist Incitement Night on NBC.” (The dumb shit can’t even spell Nazi right.)
Ryan Cooper, a national correspondent at The Week, wrote of Crenshaw: “Classic fascist propaganda technique: whip up a storm of murder frenzy, then operatically play the wounded victim.”
Most abhorrent of all was freelance writer Rob Rousseau who wrote to Crenshaw: “You’re deliberately lying about what [Omar] said you eyeless fuck.”
How low can you get? You can’t get much lower than calling a wounded war vet, who lost an eye in combat, an eyeless fuck.
These attacks on Crenshaw are made in defense of an anti-Semitic congresswoman who is dismissive of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They should make all decent Americans want to puke. But instead, the Democrats are trying to cover up Omar’’s anti-Semitism and insensitivity to 9/11 by attacking those who condemn her statements, and in particular Dan Crenshaw and President Trump.
Crenshaw put his life on the line and lost an eye in the service of his country while safely ensconced back home, his sorry-ass attackers were enjoying themselves without having to worry about being under enemy fire or getting blown to bits by an IED.
Houstonians and all other Americans should be damn proud of Dan Crenshaw not only for his valor in combat, but just as much for shaming a very disgusting and disgraceful Democrat congresswoman.