Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw expects people to be more mindful of what they say and how they define issues.
The Navy SEAL vet recently appears on CBS’ “Face The Nation” where the topic of discussion was how President Donald Trump labels the press.
Crenshaw claims that the president’s remarks about media and news entities are not an “attack,” but his opinion.
“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 responded.
Crenshaw was willing to debate the response though with a line of questions where he stated, “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.”
“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.
While Neguse did make an example of the recent fallout between the White House and CNN reporter Jim Acosta, Crenshaw replied that President Barack Obama has multiple reporters investigated during his time in office.
However when Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan suggested Trump was “literally” attacking the press, Crenshaw was having none of it.
“I have literally been attacked,” Crenshaw said. “So let’s choose our words carefully.”