Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) shared just how “exhausting” it is in Washington, D.C., with the constant fighting between political factions.
“Rhetoric in politics is out of control,” the Republican lawmaker tweeted late Monday. He pointed to three examples of the rhetoric, which include the U.S. border detention facilities being called concentration camps, the infighting in the Democratic caucus, and President Donald Trump’s recent clash with Democratic Congress members.
Crenshaw has one word for it all: “exhausting.”
I check if there’s a crazy comment I have to weigh in on daily. Rhetoric in politics is out of control.
•CBP agents aren’t Nazis running concentration camps.
•Pelosi isn’t racist.
•POTUS shouldn’t suggest Congresswomen should leave because of their rhetoric.
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) July 15, 2019
“CBP agents aren’t Nazis running concentration camps.”
Crenshaw put his foot down that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents shouldn’t be compared to Nazi’s.
His response came after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) previously likened the detention facilities at the southern border to concentration camps. She made this claim after it was announced that migrants may be detained in buildings formerly used for Japanese American internment camps, but are now military bases.
Although the freshman Congresswoman was outraged about the facilities, she didn’t put her vote where her mouth was. She voted against a Senate-approved border aid bill, later claiming she didn’t approve it to “send a message.”
“Pelosi isn’t racist.”
Controversial freshman Ocasio-Cortez is in a continued feud with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Last week, the self-described democratic socialist accused the Democratic leader of “singling out” women of color.
Her remark came a day after Pelosi addressed fellow Democrats in a closed-door meeting and told them to stop “playing completely into the hands of the other people.”
“You got a complaint? You come and talk to me about it,” Pelosi said. “But do not tweet about our members and expect us to think that that is just OK.”
“POTUS shouldn’t suggest Congresswomen should leave because of their rhetoric.”
The president came under fire on Sunday when he seemingly referred to Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” — Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) — in a tweet telling Democratic Congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.” He attempted to defend his criticism afterward.
“When [Trump] tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” Pelosi blasted Trump’s comment.
House Democrats are now looking to introduce a resolution to condemn the president’s tweets.
Trump reiterated on Tuesday morning that his tweets were “NOT Racist.”
“I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” he tweeted, adding, “Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!”