(Liberty Bell) – Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw is a man who shares much in common with President Trump, namely that he will not back down from a fight and is willing to go toe-to-toe with anyone who dares to insult him, his policies, or the state of Texas that he gets to represent in Congress.
And it seems former congressman Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat and failed presidential candidate, just got to know that particular side of Crenshaw rather personally after he criticized the state of Texas, his own home state, for reopening too soon amid the coronavirus pandemic.
All of this started when O’Rourke, a man who’s political relevance is currently questionable at best, took it upon himself to attack Gov. Greg Abbott for opting to open up the state so folks could get back to work and start putting food back on the table again.
Crenshaw didn’t take too kindly to the comments made by O’Rourke, as he went on to destroy him in just three simple words.
Here’s more from TheBlaze:
Crenshaw made his point to O’Rourke — who is also a failed senatorial and presidential candidate — by reminding him that “some people work.”
O’Rourke tweeted, “Against advice of public health experts Abbott reopened too soon, put Texans in harm’s way (especially African Americans, Latinos & low-wage workers), won’t let cities manage increased health risk by requiring masks & now blames young people for record level of hospitalizations.”
He argued the situation is “a case of those who believe government is the problem making government the problem,” telling his followers, “What can we do? Stay home when possible, wear masks when we leave the house, follow public health guidance & register, organize, & vote to elect a new government in Texas.”
A case of those who believe government is the problem making government the problem. What can we do? Stay home when possible, wear masks when we leave the house, follow public health guidance & register, organize, & vote to elect a new government in Texas.
— Beto O'Rourke (@BetoORourke) June 17, 2020
Crenshaw wasn’t about to take these comments lying down. Here’s a classic example of why former military members make such excellent politicians, especially conservative ones.
The Republican Texan replied to Crenshaw by saying, “Let me get this straight Beto: you think lockdowns help low wage workers? You mean all those who lost their jobs because of universal lockdowns that you advocate for?”
Crenshaw then pointed out: “Not everyone lives in a nice mansion. Some people work. And they’re not gonna let you keep them captive to fear.”
Let me get this straight Beto: you think lockdowns help low wage workers? You mean all those who lost their jobs because of universal lockdowns that you advocate for?
Not everyone lives in a nice mansion. Some people work. And they’re not gonna let you keep them captive to fear https://t.co/E4lkcl6BC6
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) June 19, 2020
Crenshaw’s dig was not overtly personal, but could certainly be interpreted as such. Regardless, it served as a signal flagging O’Rourke’s privilege.
Newsweek reported that O’Rourke, a radical leftist, was one of the most wealthy members of Congress when he served in the House of Representatives. The outlet noted that according to the New York Times, he is married to the daughter of a billionaire, so Crenshaw’s comments served as a reminder that O’Rourke is not living in the same world as those for whom he purports to advocate.
But O’Rourke is aware of that. In 2018, the former congressman told The Associated Press, “I was very fortunate, and I recognize that a lot of people don’t have that same fortune.”
O’Rourke isn’t fortunate. He’s blessed. There’s a huge, huge difference.
At the end of the day, O’Rourke is out of touch with the very people he’s claiming to help. It’s exceedingly difficult to want to stick up for people if you don’t understand the actual struggle they face.
The lockdowns to contain the coronavirus nearly destroyed the economy. How many businesses ended up shutting down for good? How many lost jobs will never come back? Folks, whether we want to admit or not, the world needs an economy, needs production, in order to function. That’s how modern society works. Without these pieces in motion, everything collapses. Collapse of that magnitude would obliterate America as we know it.
We simply cannot afford to take these kind of measures again.