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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"This broad brush criticism that the president is somehow undermining our democracy, I always wonder like, what exactly are we talking about?" @DanCrenshawTX tells @margbrennan @FaceTheNation https://t.co/ac7ve4LCfw pic.twitter.com/u9QPUmwMMl
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) November 18, 2018
“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.”