‘Now It’s Personal’: Crenshaw Blasts Sanders for Pandering to ‘Different Groups’ for Votes

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Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) blasted 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for pandering to “different groups” as he runs for president.

On Sunday, Sanders — a senator from Vermont and one of the 20 Democratic presidential primary candidates still in the race — posted a tweet

“If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, then don’t go to war,” wrote the self-described democratic socialist.

Two days later, on Tuesday, Crenshaw responded to the tweet, saying that seeing the Vermont senator “pander to different groups” to win their votes has “always disgusted” him.

“But now it’s personal,” wrote the former Navy SEAL.

The Texas congressman pointed out that he chose to enter into our nation’s Armed Forces because he “wanted to serve” the country in its time of need and that he did not “go to war” so that politicians like Sanders would “take care of” him.

“I didn’t go to war so that you would take care of me, Bernie,” wrote Crenshaw. “I went because I wanted to serve and our country needed it.”

Crenshaw lost his eye from an improvised explosive device during a deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. He returned overseas twice on different deployments before medically retiring from the Navy in 2016.

This is not the first time Crenshaw has criticized Sanders.

As IJR noted, Crenshaw pointed out the “poetic justice” of Sanders’ presidential campaign having to cap working hours for employees after the Vermont senator raised the minimum wage for his campaign, asking “who could have predicted” the outcome.

“You’ve got to laugh at this a little bit. I mean, when this kind of poetic justice where this ill-conceived policy gets manifested right before your very eyes. And I wonder who could have predicted this?”

Crenshaw has railed against other prominent Democrats’ progressive proposals since taking office this year.

As IJR previously reported, the Texas Republican got into a heated online spat with fellow freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) over the idea of universal background checks for firearms.

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Screwtape
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James,

I call it’ like I see it and mocking the Genital is always fun. He IS confused. Look at the weak arguments, lack of substantiation, AND Commie logic in his posts.

FYI, there have been several psychological studies of those who favor more gov’t control vs. enterpreneurs/business people. Guess who were hugely risk-averse and confirmation-biased? hint” not the business people.

Bonnie Keever
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Salute

Patty Dougherty
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Patty Dougherty

Someday Dan Crenshaw will be our president. He will be just as great as Trump

john crawford
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john crawford

I’m so proud to have a man like Crenshaw as a representative of the Great State of Texas!!!

Screwtape
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Bernie is confused. He’s making an argument AGAINST government-run benefits, i.e. the VA. If the government cannot even take care of our vets, why would any sane person believe they can administer the care for the rest of the country.

He is confused and a Commie.

Screwtape
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Genital,

Now, if you’re honest, do the contributions from civil service unions, our “nominal” employees. But you’re not and won’t.

hint: they constitute an unhealthy proportion of the top 25. The NRA doesn’t even make the top 250.

Screwtape
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James,

The progressives and the Left share so many roots in common they are indistinguishable. From Rousseau to Bismarck to Marx they all favor 3 things:
Rule by an “elite”.
Government controlling the economy according through “planning”.
Politicians dictating the economy.

I highly suggest Hayek’s “Road to Serfdom”, Williamson’s “Politically Incorrect Guide to Socialism”, anything by Thomas Sowell, and even Steven Littman of Freakonomics.

James
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>Always Generally Confused< Equating the Left with "Progressives" is a massive error in defining a backwards movement.. There is NOTHING "progressive" with the Party that Obstructs, Does-Nothing and whose only career goal in life is to Impeach somebody because they don't like him/her. There is no logical reason on this Earth why anyone would want to vote for any Socialist/Marxist Party candidate; except perhaps being foreign to using common sense, hoping your one vote is that one vote which destroys the United States and the World's economy. Not one of the 20-odd inept clowns running (and hoping they might beat… Read more »

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