Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) served in the Navy SEALs through five tours of duty. On his third deployment, he lost an eye – and was nearly blinded in the other – during a Taliban ambush.
On Sunday, the rising Republican star faced off against newly elected Democrats on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
Crenshaw, still enjoying his victory in rapidly diversifying Houston on a night when Republicans were routed in Harris County, Texas handled the contentious panel of liberals with ease. (The Daily Caller)
Newly elected Democrat Joe Neguse of Colorado said that Democrats will be working on “trying to save our democracy.”
When asked to explain what he meant by that, Neguse said, “I think right now, it’s important for this majority in the House to engage in some really critical oversight of an administration that is undermining a lot of critical freedoms for folks in our country. So when I say, ‘Save our democracy,’ I mean precisely that.”
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL asked, “What democratic freedoms have been undermined?” noting that there was just an election with a free transfer of power. “This broad brush criticism that the president is somehow undermining our democracy, I always wonder what exactly we’re talking about.”
The panel of newly elected Democrats chirped with answers. Neguse brought up CNN suing the White House for Acosta’s press pass. Crenshaw said that Acosta was being “disruptive” and reminded Neguse that Obama spied on and investigated reporters with regularity.
Crenshaw pressed his colleagues on the other side of the aisle, “How is that an attack on the press?”
“Because it’s literally an attack,” Chrissy Houlahan, representative-elect from Pennsylvania blurted out.
Crenshaw, who partially recovered his sight against all odds calmly replied, “I have literally been attacked. So let’s choose our words carefully.”