However, there were numerous lessons to be learned from the war. Among other things, it exposed Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) as the bad person he really is. He repeatedly referred to his Republican colleagues as “terrorists,” among other derogatory terms. For honoring what they believed to be their duties to their constituents and the American people, he even said they were the “enemy.”
Crenshaw is currently attempting to make amends and “apologize.”
He first appeared on CNN. Not on Fox. not. Therefore, he wasn’t likely to reach them by appearing on CNN if he was trying to mend fences with the Republican base that is upset with him. So, with whom was he actually seeking to mend fences?
Even yet, he continued to make an attempt to act as though he hadn’t spoken much and that everyone was being unduly sensitive.
“Listen, things are spoken when things get hot.” Crenshaw CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” “Obviously, to folks who took offense by that, it’s very obvious that it’s meant as a turn of phrase.”
Crenshaw claimed to be “a little taken aback” by the “sensitivity,” acting as though he didn’t understand how it could have affected anyone.
“I genuinely apologize to my coworkers if they were offended. They shouldn’t assume that I genuinely think they are terrorists. It’s obvious that you use that expression in an implacable negotiation,” Crenshaw remarked.
I have a few things to say to Crenshaw. You apologize when you offer apologies. You don’t try to explain why you said what you said and instead argue that the targets of your criticism are being excessively sensitive. When you do that, it gives the impression that your apologies may not be entirely sincere and may perhaps be more about the blowback you have experienced.
However, calling someone a terrorist is not the same as calling them a creepy intransigent person. Not just a “turn of phrase,” either. Both are not “enemies.” Again, you are not being serious or are being foolish if you pretend as such terms have no meaning. Neither of those items is a wise decision in this situation. He continued to attack even after being informed of the issue, as I had previously stated.
He now wants to say that he supported many of the causes that the objectors fought for. He claimed that he was upset because he believed they had already reached an agreement. However, it is clear that the agreement was not entirely reached until at least Friday, when the majority of the opponents, including Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), switched sides.
Dan, I apologize but I don’t believe folks are buying it.