Crenshaw Slams Dem Rep Who Insulted Trump Supporters: ‘I Can’t Imagine a Worse Form of Leadership’

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Congressman Dan Crenshaw is standing up for Trump supporters after another representative compared them to Nazi Germany.

Crenshaw posted his response on Twitter to Representative Hank Johnson’s speech at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta. As IJR previously reported, he repeatedly insulted President Donald Trump and people who supported him during the speech.

“Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said. “Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”

After comparing the president to Hitler, he then insulted voters, saying they suffered from addictions and were unhappy.

“Many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair,” Johnson said.

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However, Crenshaw slammed the insults, saying that it was extreme to compare the two.

“President Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Hitler. He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war. He doesn’t have any concentration camps,” Crenshaw said. “And to accuse him of being Hitler is intellectually dishonest, and frankly, a huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.”

He also pointed out issues with Johnson’s comments about voters, saying that it was unfair to generalize every person who supports Trump.

“If you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on someone your own size — at least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw said. “But you went on to insult, degrade, and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. This is a cowardly form of politics.”

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The congressman has been very outspoken about civility in politics and requested Johnson to focus on addressing issues with lawmakers instead of voters.

“This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress,” Crenshaw said. “So I’ll leave you with this. Pick on somebody your own size. Pick on me if you like. My office will be right down the hall from yours.”

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Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

I respect Crenshaw’s service to the country, BUT did he believe that he was fighting for elected lawmakers to speak only to each other and NOT their constituents/voters? It does not appear that he put much thought into that line. Using Trump’s name and Hitler’s in the same sentence is… Read more »

Yvette
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Yvette

This speech is coming from the idiot that thought Guam would tip over if we brought in more troops and stationed them on one side of the island … I don’t take what he says as informed … LOL …

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Do you take as “informed” the guy who says Mexico & China pay the tariffs on goods imported INTO the US? How about the guy that said he could convince Mexico to pay for a wall they did not want? How about the same guy who said that Russia invaded… Read more »

Yvette
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Yvette

Your response is so ridiculous that this is the only response I have for you … If you opened your eyes and saw the whole of the items you brought up you might be intelligent.

Michael
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Michael

Maybe Mr Johnson should’ve talked about grabbing women by the pussy. What a bunch of ignorant hypocrites

Michael
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Michael

Can’t imagine a worse form of leadership? The majority in this country sure can

Phyllis Softa
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Phyllis Softa

Your 19 down votes should give us HOPE. Over 19 Trumpers recognize they are NOT the majority in this country! That is progress! Hey, I take every ray of hope where I can find it.

Toni DelVecchio
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Toni DelVecchio

You’re a good and admired man, Congressman Crenshaw and your presence and example will be welcomed and set the stage for civility and hopefully drown the voices of hate and antagonism as demonstrated by the dispicable remarks of Hank Johnson.

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