Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye while serving in Afghanistan, found himself a target on social media after calling out Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for her belittling remark about the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Leading the charge was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who had the audacity to tell the Texas Republican he should “do something” about terrorism — Crenshaw has received two Bronze Stars, one with valor, the Purple Heart, and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor for serving his country.
The Bronx Bolshevik denounced Crenshaw for not cosponsoring the 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund.
“This is a really dishonest attack, and let me tell you how I am for 9/11 victims and 9/11 first-responders,” the veteran told NBC News. “I’m the guy who went overseas to make sure this never happens again, to take the fight to the enemy that committed these attacks,” he said. “I would go back and do it every day if I could. So to say that kind of attack, that is the height of partisanship and I’m really disappointed in them saying that.”
He spoke out on Twitter and with Ocasio-Cortez setting the tone, the learned left unleashed on him — fortunately for them, this is but the make believe world of Twitter and not real life, as one might rightly assume that in the real world these pocket-sized ninnies would not be so bold.
Liberal wonders like freelance writer Rob Rousseau. From the safety of his keyboard, Rousseau called Crenshaw an “eyeless f–k,” as seen from Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy.
Twitter just removed this tweet. pic.twitter.com/T4dtWvx0Nh
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) April 13, 2019
Rousseau tweeted last year that he “would rather my daughter dated a member of MS-13 than a member of the Republican Party” — the only bright spot here being that he thankfully does not have a daughter.
New York University journalism professor Talia Lavin called Crenshaw “captain sh*thead” in response to his comments to NBC News: “The real victim, captain shithead, speaks.”
the real victim, captain shithead, speaks https://t.co/1Yeu10YuEY
— Talia Lavin (@chick_in_kiev) April 13, 2019
Lavin was forced to resign from the New Yorker last year after she suggested a U.S. immigration agent was a Nazi sympathizer, citing a tattoo that she mistakenly took as an Iron Cross.
Not that some on the left are above linking Crenshaw to Nazism, as seen from political cartoonist Eli Valley:
Wow it’s GOP-Nazi Party Terrorist Incitement Night on NBC!https://t.co/gLOBsMyjlQ
— Eli Valley (@elivalley) April 12, 2019
Ryan Cooper, the national correspondent for The Week, characterized Crenshaw as a fascist quick to “play the wounded victim.”
classic fascist propaganda technique: whip up a storm of murder frenzy, then operatically play the wounded victim https://t.co/nKN1jmYSo3
— ryan cooper (@ryanlcooper) April 13, 2019
And while Twitter talks about standards and being tolerant of others when it comes to censuring the right, the social media platform allows tweets like this to stand: “Just because you got away murdering brown people while wearing a uniform doesn’t mean you get to keep doing it once you come back home.”
— Rev. Greg Simon (@RockCandyRev) April 13, 2019
Daily Beast columnist Dean Obeidalla attacked Crenshaw for palling around with “anti-Muslim bigots,” in reference to a Facebook page, accusing him of “inciting hate” against Omar.
Oh I didn’t know @DanCrenshawTX palled around with anti-Muslim bigots- no wonder he is inciting hate versus Rep Omar: Dan Crenshaw’s Ties to ‘Islamophobic’ Facebook Group Resurface After Ilhan Omar Criticism https://t.co/jXNjBFboeW
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) April 13, 2019
Others suggested that Crenshaw was a murderer for fighting in the war on terror — this being a fair representation of today’s Democratic Party.
You gonna be okay? Maybe the president can post a video of you intercut with people being murdered.
— Cody Johnston (@drmistercody) April 13, 2019
The operative words in all of this being “from the safety of a keyboard.”
Here is where I’m at…
I stand with Rep. Omar.
Rep. Crenshaw can eat shit.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 13, 2019
Conservative Stephen Miller sarcastically called on the Nancy Pelosi-led Democratic Party to censure the decorated war hero.
“Crenshaw needs to be held accountable for calling Omar out on her minimizing of 9/11 where 3,000 American citizens were killed in a terrorist attack.
@SpeakerPelosi, your caucus demands you hold a censure vote against Purple Heart & Bronze Star recipient Dan Crenshaw,” he tweeted.
Crenshaw needs to be held accountable for calling Omar out on her minimizing of 9/11 where 3,000 American citizens were killed in a terrorist attack.@SpeakerPelosi, your caucus demands you hold a censure vote against Purple Heart & Bronze Star recipient Dan Crenshaw. https://t.co/pzcHWTyIi0
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 13, 2019
There were others who stood up for Crenshaw, as seen below:
Person who is teaching at @NYU_Journalism attacks decorated war hero Dan Crenshaw – who nearly died in battle fighting terrorists – for being outraged over Ilhan Omar's remarks.
She calls Crenshaw "captain shithead" https://t.co/7rYBgySC1X
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 13, 2019
I mean Dan Crenshaw as the bad guy? What, do they hate Abe Lincoln and baseball, too?
— Rebeccah Heinrichs (@RLHeinrichs) April 14, 2019
America will take a war hero over a terror sympathizer every single time.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) April 13, 2019