Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw mad a name for himself after he was mocked on Saturday Night Live with the classy way in which he responded to the attack.
This weekend he also came up with the perfect name for those who want to deny that walls work: border deniers.
Now he’s showing that class again, calling out Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) for his attack on President Donald Trump and on Trump supporters.
Johnson had compared Trump to Hitler and Crenshaw listed some of the more salient reasons why that was nonsense.
“President Trump is a lot of things but he’s not Hitler. He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war. He doesn’t have any concentration camps.”
Crenshaw also noted that the comparison was dismissive of the millions of Jews who died in the Holocaust.
But then he took on Johnson’s despicable attack on Trump supporters.
From Daily Caller:
While giving a keynote address to the Atlanta NAACP on Jan. 1, Johnson repeatedly compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and painted Trump supporters as “older, less educated, less prosperous” and “dying early.” He further claimed that many are dying from “alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.” [….]
“But if you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on somebody your own size. At least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw continued. “But you went on to insult, degrade and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. To call them drug addicted, uneducated and unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”
Crenshaw vowed that he would never stoop to such name-calling, noting that calling people “deplorables or fools or the dregs of society” is “the worst form of leadership.”
And then he made a terrific point.
“These people are exercising their right and their voice the only way they can, which is through their vote. They don’t have a TV show. They don’t have a radio show. They don’t have a weekly column or big social media following,” Crenshaw said. “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.”
“So I’ll leave you with this: Pick on somebody your own size,” he continued. “Pick on me if you’d like. My office will be right down the hall from yours — I’ll see you in Washington.”
Sounds like we have a real winner in Crenshaw.
That’s the way to do it!