My Washington Post op-ed on SNL, and some basic rules for debating ideas

My Washington Post op-ed on SNL, and some basic rules for debating ideas

November 13, 2018 at 5:48 p.m. CST

Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, is a Republican representative-elect from Texas.

The past couple of weeks have been unusual for me, to say the least. After a year of hard campaigning for Congress in Texas and gradually entering the public sphere, I was hit by a sudden, blinding spotlight. But I have no complaints — it wasn’t as bad as some other challenges I’ve faced, like a sudden, blinding IED explosion. (See what I did there? “Saturday Night Live” has created a comedic monster.)

On the Nov. 3 show, SNL’s Pete Davidson mocked my appearance — “he lost his eye in war . . . or whatever,” Davidson said, referring to the eye patch I wear. His line about my looking like a “hit man in a porno movie” was significantly less infuriating, albeit a little strange. I woke up on the Sunday morning after the show to hundreds of texts about what Davidson had said. A lot of America wasn’t happy. People thought some lines still shouldn’t be crossed. read more – SNL mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.

Thank You

Thank You

Texans are hard working, love their neighbors, love their country, and believe in the American ideal; the greatest set of ideas for a free people that the world has ever known.

As a team that was the message we spread for the last year, it became the dream that we shared and what we all voted on. You all became a part of that dream and it caught fire. People were reminded of the great things that make up the American spirit.

Thank you all for being part of that dream, thank you for your dedication and thank you for your trust. See you in Washington!