The fight for House Speaker is bringing out the worst in some people.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw is angry and frustrated with the conservatives opposed to McCarthy and called them terrorists.
It happened on Guy Benson’s radio show. Listen below:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw on the 20 Republicans who oppose McCarthy:
"We cannot let the terrorists win." pic.twitter.com/toZlSdikpk
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 4, 2023
There’s more. During an interview with a CNN reporter, Crenshaw called the same people enemies.
FOX News reports:
Dan Crenshaw calls anti-McCarthy Republicans ‘enemies’ in fiery interview
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, vented about GOP “enemies” against Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House in a fiery interview on Tuesday.
“They are enemies now,” he told CNN’s Manu Raju. “They have made it clear that they prefer a Democrat agenda [over] a Republican one.”
A small but crucial group of conservative Republicans are not backing McCarthy for House Speaker, leaving who will hold the gavel in doubt.
“This handful of members is very clearly looking for notoriety over principle,” Crenshaw said. “That’s what it is, and anyone who suggests differently is in some sort of make-believe, fantasy reality.”
Crenshaw said when you’re part of a team, “you hash this stuff out … and then you move on,” unless you’re a “narcissist.”
“If you’re a narcissist, and you believe that your opinion is so much more important than everyone else’s and you’ll keep going, and you’ll threaten to tear down the team for the benefit of the Democrats, just because of your own sense of self-importance, that’s exactly what’s happening here,” he said.
Tucker Carlson played the clip on the air last night.
Tucker on Dan Crenshaw's "terrorists" comment: "Over the past few years pretty much every part of the war on terror has been turned against the domestic political enemies of the neocons. What you just saw is the snarling face of the donor class." pic.twitter.com/Ygd5ptmjcD
— American Firebrand (@AmFirebrand) January 5, 2023
Republicans on all sides need to calm down and work things out.