Former SEAL and incoming Texas Rep Dan Cranshaw lets ’em have both barrels.
Incoming members of Congress Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Deb Haaland (D-NM) appeared on CBS’s Face the Nation with moderator Margaret Brennan on Sunday. When the roundtable discussion veered into a gripe session about how dastardly President Trump was “undermining our democracy,” particularly the freedom of the press, Crenshaw — outnumbered four to one — nimbly embarrassed the liberal panelists.
At the beginning of the clip, Neguse, speaking the language of “the Resistance,” declared: “I think some of our freedoms and the principles that we live by have been under attack for the better part of the last two years.”
Asked to respond to Neguse, Crenshaw wanted specifics. “I always ask the question — ‘like what?’ What is he undermining exactly? 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.”
It’s of a piece with the “Trump is racist” reflex, always taken as a given with no evidence of his having either made a racist statement or committed a racist act ever.
The liberal members of the panel began talking at once, all of them indicating that the president was undermining the free press, among other things.
Crenshaw was ready for that discussion. “Obama indicted — had many press members under investigation,” he pointed out. “Trump has not. So what is the difference here?”
Neguse replied: “Just last week, one of the largest media publications in the United States had to go to a federal court in order to essentially regain access to the press room.”
Crenshaw corrected the Democrat. “That was one reporter — not the whole organization.”
Host Margaret Brennan pointed out that other media organizations had filed amicus briefs in support of CNN.
“That’s right.” Crenshaw agreed. “Because he was disruptive.”
Believe it or not, that isn’t even the best part. See? Even rearguard actions and fighting retreats can have their shining moments. Sure, in the long run these small victories may not change much. But bloodying the bastard Left’s nose is NEVER a waste of time; sometimes, sheer spite is its own reward, and needs no more justification than that.