Rep. Dan Crenshaw schools Democrats on heroism at RNC
Former U.S. Navy Seal, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) addressed the Republican Party at the national convention on Wednesday night, a night that the GOP celebrated American heroism, telling Republicans and Americans just exactly what American heroism looks like.
Crenshaw, 36, who lost an eye in combat in Afghanistan in 2012 and was first elected to the U.S. House in 2018, tweeted a preview of his speech on Wednesday.
“America is a nation full of heroes,” he said. “They deserve to be celebrated. The American story deserves to be celebrated. America is the greatest country on earth, and our future is bright. That’s what my speech will be about. Be sure to tune in.”
Crenshaw broadcast his address from Houston, TX where he is waiting out landfall for Hurricane Laura, which was expected to hit the coast of Louisiana and Texas on Thursday morning.
“Since 9/11 I have seen America’s heroes up close,” said Crenshaw. “Some of them saved my life. Some of them saved others’ lives. Many of them never made it home.”
He said that these heroes acted as if everything depended upon them alone, and any weakness would reflect poorly on America.
Americans always fight for good, he said, and in doing so it gives America strength.
But America’s heroes need to have a president who gives our heroes everything they need to be heroes, just as Donald Trump did in defeating ISIS.
“When our heroes are trusted and equipped, freedom prevails,” said the Congressman. “The defeat of Isis was the result of America believing in our heroes,” he added.
Crenshaw emphasized that America’s heroes aren’t just relegated to the battlefield, they are the COVID nurses, the spouses who lose partners in war, the parents who help their kids study math during the COVID crisis, “and it’s a cop who will get spit on one day, and save a child’s life the next.”
He called upon Americans today to be a nation of heroes, through self-sacrifice, not “moralizing and lecturing over others when they disagree.”
“Heroism is grace,” said Crenshaw, in a pointed contrast to the Democrats, “not perpetual outrage. Heroism is rebuilding our communities, not destroying them. Heroism is renewing faith in the symbols that unite us, not tearing them down,” he added.
This week Crenshaw blasted Hillary Clinton for suggesting that Joe Biden should not concede the election no matter what.
“How bold she is with just laying out their plan like that. And we all know that’s the plan, right? Create as much chaos around elections as possible,” Crenshaw said on Wednesday, reacting to Clinton’s comments.
Crenshaw is running for reelection this year against a former Beto O’Rourke adviser, Sima Ladjevardian, an Iranian-born lawyer.
Ladjevardian, 54, has about $545,046 cash on hand, versus $4,023,723 cash for Crenshaw.
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