Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) slammed Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) in a video Crenshaw released on Sunday over Johnson’s recent controversial remarks about President Donald Trump and his supporters.
Crenshaw played a video of the remarks made by Johnson on January 1 in Atlanta where he compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and said that Trump supporters were “older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early,” adding, “Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.”
“Okay, Mr. Johnson, President Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not Hitler,” Crenshaw said. “He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war; he doesn’t have any concentration camps, and to accuse him of being Hitler is intellectually dishonest, and frankly a huge insult to the millions of Jews who died under Nazi Germany.”
“You went on to insult, degrade, and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him, to call them drug-addicted, uneducated, unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics,” Crenshaw continued. “No matter how much I will disagree with you in Congress, I will never, ever insult the good Americans who voted for you.”
Crenshaw told Johnson to “pick on someone your own size,” adding that his “office will be right down the hall from yours.”
“I will never paint an entire half of the country as ‘deplorables’ or fools or the dregs of society, I’ll never do it,” Crenshaw stated. “And if I do, and if I ever do, you better call me out on it, because I can’t imagine a worse form of leadership.”
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— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2019