Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, had a pointy response to a New York Instances author who accused him of not supporting the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund.
Comic Jon Stewart rocked Capitol Hill on Tuesday and slammed lawmakers who had been absent from a Home subcommittee listening to on the renewal for funding for the well being bills of first responders, many who’ve been battling most cancers almost 20 years after the 9/11 terrorist assaults.
NYT contributing op-ed author Wajahat Ali blasted Republicans on Twitter Tuesday and tried to query their patriotism for not backing the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. He additionally claimed Crenshaw hasn’t sponsored the fund’s renewal whereas praising the involvement of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
“Anytime a Republican says they’re ‘patriots’ ask them in the event that they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You realize who’s for it? Ilhan Omar. You realize who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw,” Ali wrote within the now-deleted tweet.
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He then instructed Crenshaw, “I hope you do the fitting factor. If not, why aren’t you?”
Crenshaw responded, telling Ali he was a co-sponsor of the fund.
“Hey ‘journalist,’ possibly it’s best to test your information. I’m a co-sponsor. Good attempt although,” Crenshaw tweeted.
The freshman congressman additionally included an x-ray of his cranium from the accidents he sustained whereas serving as a Navy SEAL and captioned it, “patriotism.”
Ali later deleted the tweet and provided Crenshaw an apology.
“I deleted [the tweet because] Dan Crenshaw supported the Fund in Could after being a holdout. Apologies to him for the tweet,” Ali wrote. “I’ve no downside admitting it & correcting the report with information.”
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Ali additionally directly responded to Crenshaw and urged him to appropriate the report together with his criticisms of Congresswoman Omar.