Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson just got embarrassed by Dan Crenshaw. Crenshaw is a straight shooter and has criticized Trump as well as the left and has been known to rise above the fray.
He follows the facts, not emotion, and in that way he will make a strong Congressman and a good example for the left to follow.
“Ok 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.”
“But if you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on somebody your own size. At least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw continued.
“But you went on to insult, degrade and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. To call them drug addicted, uneducated and unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”
“These people are exercising their right and their voice the only way they can, which is through their vote. They don’t have a TV show. They don’t have a radio show. They don’t have a weekly column or big social media following,” Crenshaw said.
“They have a vote. And you use your public platform to insult and demean them. This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress.”
“So I’ll leave you with this: Pick on somebody your own size,” he said. “Pick on me if you’d like. My office will be right down the hall from yours — I’ll see you in Washington.”
Crenshaw was responding to these comments. “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said.
“Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.”
“Donald Trump supporters are older, less educated, less prosperous, and they are dying early,” Johnson continued.
“Their lifespans are decreasing, and many are dying from alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease, or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.”
“Charismatic and a good public speaker, deceptive, and cunning, Adolf Hitler rose to power to lead Germany in 1932 after Democratic elections,” Johnson said.
“He rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power. Replace anti-Semitism with ‘all Latinos crossing our borders are rapists, drug dealers, and murderers,’ does that sound familiar?”
“Much like how Hitler took over the Nazi party, Trump has taken over the Republican party,” Johnson added.
“Hitler was accepting of violence toward the achievement of political objectives. Trump encouraged violence against protesters at his rallies, and his messaging about Charlottesville, that there were bad people on both sides, sent a powerful message of approval to the far right racists in America.”
“Americans, particularly black Americans, can’t afford to make that same mistake about the harm that could be done by a man named Hitler or a man named Trump.”
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— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2019