Dan Crenshaw and newly elected GOP rep spar in tense exchange: ‘You’re a member of Congress now … start acting like one’

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, fresh off winning his first reelection campaign, ripped on newly-elected GOP colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia Friday after she blasted him over a tweet in which he called for acceptance of a loss by President Donald Trump.

“If Trump loses, he loses. It was never an impossible outcome and we must accept the final results when it is over,” the Texas Republican and former Navy SEAL officer who lost an eye during a combat tour in Afghanistan.

“But the unfortunate reality is that there is very little trust in the process, where irregularities have been flagrant and transparency lacking,” he continued.

“It should not be partisan to suggest calmly that investigations occur and the court process plays out. Americans need to be sure of the winner and loser. The winners should especially want that,” Crenshaw — a supporter of the president — added.

About an hour later, Greene responded to claim that Crenshaw was adopting a “loser mentality.”

“The time to STAND UP for @realDonaldTrump is RIGHT NOW! Republicans can’t back down,” she tweeted. “This loser mindset is how the Democrats win. President Trump has fought for us, we have to fight for him. We won’t forget. Trust me.”

Crenshaw clapped back, noting he never said that he was giving up on the president.

“Did you even read past the first sentence? Or are you just purposely lying so you can talk tough? No one said give up,” Crenshaw wrote.

“I literally said investigate every irregularity and use the courts. You’re a member of Congress now, Marjorie. Start acting like one,” the combat vet added.

But that didn’t sit well with Greene, who responded again.

“I read every word. Why are you ‘leading’ with losing? Our Republican base is sick and tired of weakness coming from Congress. I’m doing exactly what the people of NW Georgia elected me to do. Fight. I hope you’ll join me,” she wrote.

Greene’s victory was assured in Georgia’s deep red 14th District after Democratic challenger Kevin Van Ausdal abandoned the race in September.

As for Greene, she made a splash early in her campaign with a video ‘warning’ to Antifa, whom she said “has declared war on our country.”

“ANTIFA has declared war on our country. @realDonaldTrump responded by declaring them a domestic terrorist organization. Here’s my message to ANTIFA terrorists: Stay the HELL out of NW Georgia. You won’t burn our churches, loot our businesses, or destroy our homes,” she said in a video while holding an AR-15-style rifle.

She said after the video she received a number of death threats but in a follow-up tweet doubled down on her ‘warning.’

“I have received countless death threats from ANTIFA terrorists after I posted this video,” she tweeted in early June, shortly after riots broke out around the country following the George Floyd incident. “I have another message for them: You will not intimidate me & I will never BACK DOWN.”

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