Tucker Carlson slammed GOP Representative Dan Crenshaw after the neoconservative lawmaker called those opposed to voting for Kevin McCarthy for House Speaker “terrorists.”
Carlson accused Crenshaw of being a “neocon” and doing “what neocons always do” by labeling their political opponents as enemies of the nation.
“You pushed us into this corner,” Crenshaw said in an interview on The Guy Benson show, referencing the roughly 20 holdouts who have voted against McCarthy numerous times, preventing him from becoming Speaker.
“So now we’re saying we won’t vote for anyone but McCarthy,” he insisted. “That’s why we’re saying it, because we cannot let the terrorists win. That’s basically what’s happening,” he said, without a hint of irony or self-awareness.
Benson would later reference the comments and the congressman from Texas refused to back down, saying: “I’m not going to apologize for harsh language … This is terrorism tactics.”
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
RELATED: Dan Crenshaw Loses It On Viral Comedian Alex Stein: ‘You’re a Piece of S***!’
Dan Crenshaw Calls McCarthy Opponents ‘Terrorists’
Support Conservative Voices!
Sign up to receive the latest political news, insight, and commentary delivered directly to your inbox.
Dan Crenshaw followed up the reprehensible ‘terrorists’ comment by dropping multiple expletive-laden diatribes to various media sources regarding the 20 who oppose McCarthy.
“These fucking people,” Crenshaw told reporter Matt Laslo after leaving the House floor. “Now they’re just being clowns.”
“These fucking people,” Rep. @DanCrenshawTX tells me after leaving the House floor. “Now they’re just being clowns.”
— Matt Laslo (@MattLaslo) January 4, 2023
When asked about his “terrorists” comment, Crenshaw replied, “It’s a figure of speech. People need to lighten up and grow some fucking thick skin.”
In a discussion with CNN reporter Manu Raju, Crenshaw referred to the anti-McCarthy, America First contingent of the Republican Party as “narcissists” and “enemies.”
Dan Crenshaw slanders anti-McCarthy Republicans as “narcissists” & “enemies” because they are standing their ground. “They are our enemies now.”
If you want to end the Ukraine crime spree, hold Dems accountable, work for Americans first, Dan Crenshaw sees you as public enemy #1 pic.twitter.com/WzgfUN6zso
— Sue Knows Best (@sues86453) January 3, 2023
RELATED: ‘MAGA Marjorie’ Taylor Greene Slams Dan Crenshaw For Funding Ukraine While Americans Struggle
Carlson Unloads on ‘Eyepatch McCain’
Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who once referred to Dan Crenshaw as “eyepatch McCain,” slammed the lawmaker’s comments as representing the “snarling face of the donor class.”
“He impugned their motive, their character, their intelligence, their moral standing,” he said, referencing the McCarthy ‘no’ voters.
“Now, what you just saw as Dan Crenshaw just spoke, is the snarling face of the donor class revealed for all to see, finally,” Carlson continued. “The deep loathing of disobedient voters that may be their most passionate secret emotion.”
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
Crenshaw replied on Twitter, much like his muse Adam Kinzinger does when called out by Tucker, advising the Fox host to “unclutch your pearls” and “grow thicker skin.”
Dan Crenshaw telling others to “grow thicker skin” is textbook projection. https://t.co/mF7C74S9s6
— Collin Pruett (@pruett_collin) January 5, 2023
Which is a really odd thing to say for a guy who got baited into losing his cool after repeated badgering by right-wing comedian Alex Stein, calling him “disgusting” and “a piece of s***” after Stein taunted Crenshaw as a “globalist” and a short, “sad little boy.”
The confrontation would later end with Stein being stopped and asked for identification by Capitol Police.
Heated Exchange with Congressman Dan Crenshaw ends with investigation from Capitol Police @DanCrenshawTX pic.twitter.com/1aaV2bj1SA
— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) September 14, 2022
Crenshaw also shriveled up in the face of criticism from colleague Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who condemned the bottomless well of taxpayer funds being laundered in Ukraine.
Still going after that slot on Russia Today huh? https://t.co/WFtgrvTS6m
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 11, 2022
In fact, McCain 2.0 couldn’t even seem to handle criticism from some Twitter random named “Chigg Bungus.”
Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea. You should feel the same.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) May 11, 2022
But yea, it’s Carlson and the people who aren’t surrogates for McCarthy as Crenshaw is that need to grow a thicker skin.
Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #3 on Feedspot’s “100 Best Political Blogs and Websites.”