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NYT writer questions Dan Crenshaw's patriotism, doesn't end well


Added 06-12-19 05:35:02pm EST - “Crenshaw owns reporter with one devastating tweet.” - Hotair.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Hotair.com: “NYT writer questions Dan Crenshaw's patriotism, doesn't end well”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Here’s a piece of friendly advice for users of Twitter: Just don’t bother to come for Rep. Dan Crenshaw. It never ends well. A New York Times contributing op-ed writer learned that lesson the hard way.

The topic was the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Tuesday comedian Jon Stewart appeared before a House subcommittee to speak on behalf of first responders who benefit from the fund. Stewart emotionally chastised committee members who were absent from the hearing and the inaction of Congress to renew the funding by reauthorizing the bill. The fund must be renewed every five years in order for victims to continue to be compensated, many of whom experience health problems directly linked to their time working at the scene of the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks in New York City. Stewart and some in Congress are pushing for it to be permanently funded.

Wajahat Ali made the unfortunate decision of randomly questioning the patriotism of Republicans and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) in particular for not supporting the fund’s renewal. His claim against Crenshaw was false. Though Crenshaw originally took a wait and see approach to the reauthorization bill, he is now a co-sponsor. Ali tweeted out incorrect information and dragged Rep. Ilhan Omar into the tiff. He has since deleted the tweet.

“Anytime a Republican says they are ‘patriots’ ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who’s for it? Ilhan Omar. You know who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw. I hope you do the right thing. If not, why aren’t you?”

I assume the NYT writer dragged Rep. Omar into it because Crenshaw has pushed back on his fellow freshman’s remarks, notably when she dismissed the radical Islamists behind the 9/11 attacks as ‘some people who did something.’ Crenshaw simply wanted to wait for the final bill and make sure it didn’t contain poison pills. That is what he said in April.

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