Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw is one of the biggest RINOs in Congress.
But Crenshaw’s temper landed him on the hot seat.
And Dan Crenshaw instantly regretted referring to conservatives by this one terrible word.
Dan Crenshaw was one of the biggest supporters of Kevin McCarthy’s bid for Speaker of the House.
Crenshaw is a RINO who supports red flag gun confiscation laws and funding Joe Biden’s proxy war in Ukraine.
Since he knows the status quo will make it easier to pass his policy priorities, Crenshaw knew it was important for him to defend McCarthy against the conservatives who blocked him until they secured concessions that stripped power from the Swamp and returned it back to the American people.
During the heated arguments, Crenshaw smeared the conservatives as “terrorists.”
This infuriated conservatives, including Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who ripped Crenshaw for the nasty name calling.
“My view is settle down. This will work out and it’ll be fine,” Cruz stated on an episode of his The Verdict podcast. “That kind of overheated rhetoric, calling people ‘terrorists,’ is not terribly conducive to anything resembling Republican unity. It’s not conducive to having strong leadership for the next two years in the House, engaging in vitriol and personal attacks.”
Crenshaw realized he went too far and appeared on multiple cable news networks to apologize to the conservatives for calling them “terrorists.”
“Look, I do not think these people are terrorists to the extent that my colleagues took offense to that,” Crenshaw told Fox News host Neal Cavuto. “I’ve gone up to them and said, ‘of course I didn’t mean it that way.’ We were speaking in terms of a very difficult negotiation where sometimes you use a turn of phrase about not giving into terrorists.”
“The only thing I disagree with them on is how long it could have taken to get to this point,” Crenshaw continued. “This rules package that we’ve agreed on, these processes that we’ve agreed on, these are very agreeable things. They will make it more difficult, but that’s what we want.”
During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Crenshaw told host Jake Tapper that he did not believe his conservative colleagues were actually terrorists.
“I’ve got thick skin. I’m called awful, vile things by the very same wing of the Party that I was fighting at that moment. So I was a little taken aback by the sensitivity of it. But to the extent that I have colleagues that were offended by it, I sincerely apologize to them. I don’t want them to think I actually believe they’re terrorists. It’s certainly a turn of phrase that you use in an intransigent negotiation,” Crenshaw declared.
Crenshaw’s apologies were likely not sincere.
However, Crenshaw is trying to be the next John McCain.
The conservative base rallied behind the holdouts to Kevin McCarthy.
And Crenshaw knows he cannot be on their bad side if he wants to run for higher office in the future.
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