Dean James at Right Wing Tribune
Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw took to Twitter to react to President Trump’s recent slams against the late Sen. John McCain.
Trump said he will “never be a fan” of the late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain “and I never will be.”
Crenshaw agrees with most of Trump policies but he seems a tad disturbed by the recent attacks on McCain.
“Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain,” Crenshaw tweeted.
Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 21, 2019
Nice and simple message.
Evie Fordham at The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Crenshaw is a freshman lawmaker as well as a former Navy SEAL who lost his eye because of an IED blast in Afghanistan. McCain, who served in the Senate for more than 30 years and was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, survived over five years of brutal treatment as a prisoner in the Vietnam War.
Trump criticized McCain since his days on the presidential campaign trail. He asserted Wednesday that McCain put him in “jeopardy” with the FBI by handing over the unverified Steele dossier to former FBI director James Comey in 2016.
Trump also traced his criticism of McCain to what he said were failures in health care policy while speaking to the press Tuesday.
“I’m really unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know, he campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then he got to a vote and he said thumbs down,” Trump said. “Our country would’ve saved a trillion dollars and we would’ve had great health care.”
“I think that’s disgraceful — plus there are other things,” Trump continued. “I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Crenshaw is far from the only Republican lawmaker condemning Trump’s remarks. Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson called Trump’s remarks on McCain “deplorable” Wednesday, reported NBC News. Texas Rep. Chip Roy also voiced his disagreement with Trump’s comments on Twitter Wednesday.
“THREAD – I disagree with the POTUS standing in front of M1A1 Abram tanks & the American flag and spending time trashing POW veteran and former US Senator McCain, and as Commander-in-Chief characterizing our time fighting in the Middle East as an unqualified disaster. 1/x”
THREAD – I disagree with the POTUS standing in front of M1A1 Abram tanks & the American flag and spending time trashing POW veteran and former US Senator McCain, and as Commander-in-Chief characterizing our time fighting in the Middle East as an unqualified disaster. 1/x
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) March 21, 2019
Say what you will about Jon McCain and I suppose that it’s not exactly proper to speak ill about the dead but McCain did screw Trump over pretty bad.
As far as Crenshaw goes, he is an All American BADASS and I am a fan and thank him for his service to our nation.
His glass eye is epic!
GOD BLESS AMERICA!