Dan Crenshaw, the new Republican congressman from Texas, appeared on Face The Nation this weekend and torpedoed the media for saying they are under attack from Trump. This was glorious.
Townhall has the details:
Dan Crenshaw Had the Perfect Response When ‘Face the Nation’ Panel Said the Press Is ‘Under Attack’
“I always ask the question, like what?” Crenshaw said. “You know, like what is he undermining exactly? You know what – 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.”
The panelists were eager to offer what they thought were great examples – namely, that Trump has routinely undermined the freedom of the press. Rep.-elect Joe Neguse (D-CO) brought up Acosta as an example, but Crenshaw said that that was an instance of just “one disruptive reporter.”
Crenshaw had a counterpoint: What about when President Obama placed press members under investigation? “Trump hasn’t done that.”
When another panelist noted that Trump has “literally attacked” members of the press with his language during press conferences, Crenshaw, a war veteran, had the perfect response.
“I’ve literally been attacked, so let’s use our words carefully.”
Watch the video:
"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
Crenshaw has a very strong future in Republican politics. This is why.