Once a badass always a badass: Dan Crenshaw


Dan Crenshaw is a Navy SEAL who lost an eye serving our country in Afghanistan. But the terrorists did not win. This Texan is out to prove he can still live the American dream. And he’s living it large. Right now, Crenshaw is running against Democrat Todd Litton in Texas’s heavily Republican 2nd congressional district.

Crenshaw served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, where he lost his right eye and severely damaged his left after his interpreter stood on an improvised explosive device right in front of him, six years ago. It didn’t stop him. He came home, suffered agonizing surgery, went to Jardvard, married his sweetheart and made the funny video below.

But on Saturday, Pete Davidson an alleged comedian on NBC’s Saturday Night Life was sharing his thoughts on the 2018 congressional candidates during the show’s “Weekend Update” when a photo of Crenshaw appeared on the screen.

“This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw,” Davidson said. “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie.”

“I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever,” he continued, laughing.

Crenshaw, was expectedly cool about it.

Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.