by Sean Walton, The Daily Sheeple:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), an Afghan War veteran who lost an eye in an IED attack, is now under an avalanche of leftist mockery simply for daring to suggest that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) downplayed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks when she referred to them as “some people did something” in a speech last week.
Crenshaw has been “derided by the left,” the Washington Examiner reports, and mocked for having sustained a war wound, in the days since he tweeted that Omar was the “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something.’ Unbelievable.”
Initially, the criticism aimed at Crenshaw was just…strange. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), for example, accused Crenshaw of failing to address terrorism because he did not sign on as a co-sponsor to a bill making federal health benefits for 9/11 survivors permanent (Omar is a co-sponsor).
But not only was Crenshaw battling actual terrorists while Omar was plotting a run for Congress and deriding the existence of Israel on social media, but the bill doesn’t require supporters to become co-sponsors.
Over the weekend, Crenshaw posted a video of himself defending his criticism and calling for deference to 9/11 victims in an interview with NBC.
This week was a new low in partisanship & dishonesty.
I watched in disbelief as some covered for Omar by coming after me with lies & absurd claims that I don’t support 9/11 victims.
What a disgusting, dishonest tactic.
Why turn this into a political football?
Full NBC int: pic.twitter.com/sVXvzHDPnP
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) 12 April 2019