Dan Crenshaw Shuts Down CBS Discussion on Trump ‘Attacking’ the Press: ‘I’ve Literally Been Attacked’

Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is reminding people to be careful with their words.

Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL veteran, was on CBS’ “Face The Nation” with a panel discussing President Donald Trump’s rhetoric toward the press.

He claimed that the president’s words were not an “attack,” but him stating his opinion. However, some of his peers disagreed with him.

“I think some of our democratic freedoms and the principles we live by have been under attack for the better part of the last two years,” Rep.-elect Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) said.

Crenshaw responded to the comments, asking for specific examples of democratic freedoms that were being taken away:

“Well, I always ask the question ‘like what?’ You know, like 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. I always ask for examples, and then we can hit those examples one by one.”

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“If it’s worth criticizing, it’s worth criticizing, but just kind of this broad brush criticism that the president is somehow undermining our democracy, I always wonder what exactly we’re talking about,” he added.

Although Neguse cited the recent ban on a CNN reporter’s press pass as a reason, Crenshaw pointed out that former President Barack Obama had multiple reporters investigated.

Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) then claimed that Trump was “literally” attacking the press, and Crenshaw shut her down.

“I have literally been attacked,” Crenshaw said. “So let’s choose our words carefully.”

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Shawn Rodriguez

It’s not an attack on the press because it’s not the press anymore. The press is supposed to be unbiased and neutral, just reporting stories and not making them up. These are nothing more than opinion columnists.


These liberal twits feel that if they just keep repeating their mantra over and over, that somehow it will become reality. More intelligent minds see through their smokescreen and know the truth.

Kimberlee Ann Price

Yes! Yes! Yes! Thank you! I love how you were outnumbered and still took them all on and shut them down! Thank you!

Madison Dibble

Crenshaw is a breath of fresh air. He held his ground without ever disrespecting his future colleagues. Pure class.

Rupert J. Cahill

HAs everyone forgotten The Obama administration had investigated a reporter with Fox News as a probable “co-conspirator” in a criminal spying case after a report based on a State Department leak.
The Justice Department named Fox News’s chief Washington correspondent James Rosen “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator” in a 2010 espionage case against State Department security adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. He was on a no-fly list for quite a long time.

Linnette Van Dyke-Pearson

Refreshing to hear someone speak intelligently! Thank you Mr. Crenshaw.

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