Republican Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (TX) ― the newly elected congressman mocked on SNL for the eye-patch he wears due to losing his eye in an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan ― isn’t known as some die-hard defender of Donald Trump, but that doesn’t mean he won’t call out the left when they’re being hyperbolic in their criticism of the president. In a panel discussion on “Face the Nation” this weekend, Crenshaw’s straightforward question in defense of Trump triggered a notable exchange among him and the Democrats on the panel.
In response to more vague allegations of Trump destroying democracy, Crenshaw asked a question he’s posed to Trump critics in the past: “What exactly are we talking about?”
“I think some of our democratic freedoms and the principles we live by have been under attack for the better part of two years,” said Democratic Rep.-elect Joe Neguse (CA).
Anchor Margaret Brennan turned to Crenshaw to ask if he wanted to respond to Neguse’s assertion, saying with suggestive emphasis, “since the president is the leader of your party.”
Crenshaw gladly accepted the invitation. “I always ask the question: Like what?” he said. “Like what is he undermining exactly? What democratic freedoms have been undermined? We just had an election where we switched power in the House. Democracy is at work. People are voting in record numbers. I always ask for examples. And then we can hit those examples one by one, and if it’s worth criticizing, it’s worth criticizing. But this broad brush criticism that the president is somehow undermining our democracy, I always wonder like, what exactly are we talking about?”
"This broad brush criticism that the president is somehow undermining our democracy, I always wonder like, what exactly are we talking about?" @DanCrenshawTX tells @margbrennan @FaceTheNation https://t.co/ac7ve4LCfw pic.twitter.com/u9QPUmwMMl
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 18, 2018
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