‘You Should Check Your Facts’: Crenshaw Shuts Down False Claim That He Doesn’t Support 9/11 Victims Fund

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) ripped a New York Times reporter for falsely accusing him of not sponsoring a 9/11 victims’ compensation bill.

Before the New York Times author deleted his tweet, he was also called out by another journalist, who questioned how he had missed that Crenshaw was a co-sponsor, despite it being so easy to find.

“This is a straight up lie,” Ian Miles Cheong tweeted. “Dan Crenshaw is a cosponsor [of] the 9/11 victim compensation fund act. It’s so easy to check!”

Crenshaw spoke up in response to slam the reporter for his lack of knowledge on the issue, also posting an x-ray of his skull after being injured in combat.

“Hey ‘journalist,’ maybe you should check your facts,” said Crenshaw. “I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though. Also, ‘patriotism.'”

As IJR Blue previously reported, those testifying for the 9/11 bill were shocked to find that few members of Congress showed up to the hearing.

“I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to,” said John Stewart in his opening statement. “Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress.”

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Stewart also pointed out that the first responders present were dying and the members did not bother to show up, saying that they should feel bad.

“Sick and dying, they brought themselves down here to speak, to no one — shameful,” Stewart continued, seemingly holding back tears. “It’s an embarrassment to the country, and it is a stain on this institution, and you should be ashamed of yourselves.”

Lawmakers have twice approved a bill that would help give compensation but had a five-year limit. Now lawmakers are attempting to extend the bill so it will cover a longer period of time.

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Michael Evans
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FACt is that YES Members DID attend the meeting. twelve out of the 14 WERE PRESENT.. ONLY LEFT LATER when OTHER DUTIES REQUIRED THEIR ATTENDANCE. ONLY Stewart was not listened to AND THAT ALONE is what upset him.. HE DID NOT HOLD CENTER STAGE.. .

Morte206
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Regardless the message is correct, the fund should be extended.

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