Dan Crenshaw Responds to Tucker Carlson After ‘Eye-Patch McCain’ Jab – Opinion

If there’s one thing you can say about Tucker Carlson, it’s that he simply doesn’t care about going after people classified as being on his side. He’s got a long history of slamming Republicans he disagrees with, whether they agree to come on his show or not. That happened again recently when Carlson took a jab at Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), calling him “eye-patch McCain.”

Crenshaw has been a strong supporter for the $40 billion Ukraine aid package. Here’s the exchange between him and Marjorie Taylor Greene that seemed to kick all this off.

Yeah, because investing in the destruction of our adversary’s military, without losing a single American troop, strikes me as a good idea. You should feel the same,” Crenshaw wrote.

Greene chimed in, saying Crenshaw is funding a “proxy war with Russia.”

“So you think we are funding a proxy war with Russia? As if Ukrainian life should be destroyed, you speak like they are worthless. Just used and thrown away,” Greene wrote. “For your proxy war? That’s how it helps Americans. How does any of this help?”

“Still going after that slot on Russia Today huh?” Crenshaw fired back.

This exchange shows that there is a small, but significant divide within the Republican Party. A minority of legislators have opposed multiple bills targeted at Russia and support Ukraine.

Crenshaw and Greene have had beef in the past, so it’s not surprising they’d clash again. Carlson did seem to be paying attention to his comments, but so too were later Fox News comments with Trey Gowdy, in which Crenshaw discredited concerns over the shortage of baby formula in connection to the Ukraine spending bill.

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“Do you know how much baby formula $40 billion can buy? None,” Crenshaw told Fox News guest host and former Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy.

Here’s the video of Carlson’s insult that followed.

Personally, agree or disagree with Crenshaw, I’m not a fan of this new moniker. When a man gives his eye in defense of the country, it shouldn’t be mock-worthy, and Carlson himself thought that four years ago when he vehemently defended Crenshaw from a Saturday Night Live skit making fun of the Texas congressman’s injury.

On the other hand, I understand that politics isn’t a pillow fight, and Crenshaw (again, agree or disagree with him) has been pretty aggressive in going after those who think the $40 billion Ukraine aid package is a mistake, including pushing the idea that its opponents support Russia.

Crenshaw is on my side. While I’ve expressed my support for Ukraine and sending some aid, I also believe the $40 billion expenditure is a bad way to handle the matter due to the overblown top-line amount and the clear lack of oversight. Chip Roy’s viral decrying of the process has been condemned by Chip Roy. I cannot assure anyone reading this that Chip Roy and I both support Vladimir Putin.

Crenshaw answered questions regarding Tucker Carlson, as well as any alleged culpability for the Buffalo shooting. He defended Fox News’ host Tucker Carlson, and also expressed his feelings about him.

“Like, I hate Tucker Carlson. I despise him. But he didn’t cause this, right?” Crenshaw told The Hill. “Like, I think he’s a gross human being. Doesn’t mean that his rhetoric caused it. This was caused by a legitimately crazy person.”

While Crenshaw’s obvious assertion that Carlson was not responsible for the mass shooting of the victim who called Fox News a Jewish conspiracy is true, it makes me wish the right-leaning figures would refrain from engaging in such slapfights. The nation is currently facing crisis. There’s a baby formula shortage, inflation is through the roof, gas prices are $5 a gallon, the stock market is crashing, and to Crenshaw’s point, Russia continues to invade a European nation.

The world is being destroyed right now. This isn’t the time for those on the right to air their grievances about one another. The focus should be on the November election, which will see Republicans win a significant electoral victory. Not accusing people of being supporters of Putin nor making jokes about a guy’s war injury. I know, that conclusion probably won’t make anyone on either side happy, but I don’t see the value in any of these fights. It’s okay to let it go. Let’s get on with the important stuff.

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