Texas RINO Dan Crenshaw is in the hot seat again. There’s nothing he can do to stop what’s coming.
Because Dan Crenshaw said one word that could stop his career dead in its tracks.
Crenshaw became one of the strong supporters of Kevin McCarthy for Speaker of the House from the old guard.
In the past, Crenshaw spoke in favor of red flag laws and backed Joe Biden’s plan to give Ukraine a blank check for spending.
It was important for Crenshaw to stand up for McCarthy because keeping things as they make it easier for his policy goals to pass.
Crenshaw called conservatives “terrorists” when they stood in the way of McCarthy until they got concessions that would weaken the Swamp and make it harder for leaders to pass trillion-dollar spending bills at the last minute.
Conservatives did not like Crenshaw’s attack.
Ted Cruz, a senator from Texas, criticized Crenshaw for calling his colleagues names.
“My view is settle down. This will work out and it’ll be fine,” Cruz stated on an episode of his The Verdict podcast.
“That kind of overheated rhetoric, calling people ‘terrorists,’ is not terribly conducive to anything resembling Republican unity. It’s not conducive to having strong leadership for the next two years in the House, engaging in vitriol and personal attacks.”
Crenshaw then went on a tour of cable news networks to apologize for his nasty attack.
“Look, I do not think these people are terrorists to the extent that my colleagues took offense to that,” Crenshaw told Fox News host Neal Cavuto. “I’ve gone up to them and said, ‘of course, I didn’t mean it that way.’ We were speaking in terms of a very difficult negotiation where sometimes you use a turn of phrase about not giving into terrorists.”
“The only thing I disagree with them on is how long it could have taken to get to this point,” Crenshaw continued.
“This rules package that we’ve agreed on, these processes that we’ve agreed on, these are very agreeable things. They will make it more difficult, but that’s what we want.”
Crenshaw then officially apologized on CNN’s State of the Union by telling host Jake Tapper that he did not mean that his conservative colleagues who were negotiating with McCarthy were actually terrorists.
“I’ve got thick skin. I’m called awful, vile things by the very same wing of the Party that I was fighting at that moment. So I was a little taken aback by the sensitivity of it. But to the extent that I have colleagues that were offended by it, I sincerely apologize to them. I don’t want them to think I actually believe they’re terrorists. It’s certainly a turn of phrase that you use in an intransigent negotiation,” Crenshaw declared.
Likely, Crenshaw didn’t mean any of these apologies.
But Crenshaw wants to be the next John McCain, and he knows that the conservative base came together to fight against McCarthy.
And Crenshaw knows that he can’t be on their bad side if he wants to run for a higher office.
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