Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) became the focus of public ire on social media after he attempted to shame and attack a conservative comedian who confronted him over policy differences this week.
Comedian and performance artist Alex Stein confronted Crenshaw over foreign policy differences on Wednesday. Crenshaw responded by trying and failing to grab Stein’s phone, and hurling a slew of insults at the comedian.
“Look, you’re too slow,” Stein jibed. “He’s too slow, Navy Seal. It’s funny Dan how you said I’m small, but I’m so much taller than you, Dan. I’m so much bigger than you.”
— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) September 14, 2022
After Stein’s footage of the exchange went viral on Twitter, Crenshaw uploaded an edited video of the conversation in which he attempted to portray Stein as attacking him for being a military veteran.
“Well, America, this is what happens when our culture degrades boys and doesn’t teach them to be men,” Crenshaw wrote. “They end up like Alex Stein, a shameless, pathetic provocateur that is so desperate for clicks he will shame a group of veterans for their service. Just watch.”
Twitter users did not buy Crenshaw’s version of events, with many viewers pointing out that the congressman tried to steal Stein’s personal property and uploaded edited footage.
Crenshaw’s tweet was swiftly ratioed, receiving more comments than likes.
Well, America, this is what happens when our culture degrades boys and doesn’t teach them to be men. They end up like Alex Stein, a shameless, pathetic provocateur that is so desperate for clicks he will shame a group of veterans for their service. Just watch. pic.twitter.com/giOqyRnWZz
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) September 15, 2022
Crenshaw started an argument with a Twitter account named “Chigg Bungus” in May over the $40 billion U.S. aid package for Ukraine authorized this week, which Crenshaw fervently supports.
The Texas rep. had posted an article from the Wall Street Journal on his Twitter account , and was promptly ratioed on the tweet, receiving over twice as many replies as likes.
One Twitter account named Chigg Bungus that replied, “Yeah you sound off about that stuff but then you vote yes on the $40 billion to Ukraine,” drew Crenshaw’s ire.
“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.
In response, @BungusChigg wrote, “Buddy you’re crying about inflation but you’re only making it worse how are we getting the 40 billion when inflation is increasing every single day.”