Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) appeared at the Arizona State University (ASU) campus on Friday where a raucous audience challenged Crenshaw on many of his stances.
Crenshaw began to get chippy with attendees when individuals felt that questions were being cherry-picked, as they were during a recent Ben Shapiro speech at Stanford University. This is when Crenshaw started showing his contempt toward the students on campus who had the audacity to push back against the legislator.
“You know what’s funny about you guys?” Crenshaw said as he refused a question from the audience. “You operate exactly like the far-left. You push, and you push, and when somebody says ‘uhh, you’re not part of us,’ you get triggered. You claim victimhood. You engage in victim identity politics. It’s pathetic.”
Crenshaw then lectured the audience with a rant against freedom of speech in the public square.
“Being here does not give you a right to ask a question. Again, what’s the difference between you and the far-left? The far-left likes to talk about how they… how government and people can create rights for them. You are doing the exact same thing,” Crenshaw said.
As the crowd continued to turn on him, Crenshaw became more livid that his authority was being challenged. He then called out audience members wearing “Make America Great Again” hats to the event, accusing them of being hatemongers without evidence.
“This is the alt right 2.0 because the alt right has been discredited so what they do is they try to cloak themselves in some sort of logical nationalism, some kind of MAGA-hat-wearing ‘America First’ type rhetoric which a lot of conservatives agree with, and then they use that to cloak their anti-Semitic leanings and their racist leanings, and it’s pretty gross,” Crenshaw said.
When the ‘America First’ contigent of the audience professed their support of Israel and disagreed with Crenshaw’s “Basket of Deplorables”-style denunciation of their motives, that is when Crenshaw invoked the specter of Orwellian surveillance against them.
“Now we’re going to have a little “Come to Jesus” moment,” Crenshaw said. “You don’t have the luxury of the time that I grew up in where nothing was online, and we weren’t tweeting, and we weren’t on Facebook, and things like this weren’t being filmed.”
“You guys live in that reality, and you’re young, and you’re not that experienced right now, and you’re very upset and emotional. You should know you’re going to regret this. You’re going to regret being on camera saying some of the things that you’re saying,” he said in a direct threat meant to quell the freedom of expression of the questioners.
The clip of Crenshaw threatening students with Big Brother repercussions can be seen here:
Dan Crenshaw "warns" students about questioning Israeli influence. pic.twitter.com/NZwai01zzp
— Friendly Russian Bot (@RussianBotFren) November 8, 2019
Crenshaw kept refusing to answer questions and was eventually forced to end his “Prove Me Wrong” event early, being unable to control the discussion that was taking place.
The new line of attack from the establishment Right appears to be the re-appropriation of Hillary Clinton-style talking points that malign “America First” supporters as racists without evidence. Shapiro, who has led the “Never Trump” movement since 2015, signaled to others within Conservative Inc. to message themselves in this manner.
Ben Shapiro calling them New Right, the Alt Right, which has gone to war in more and deeper way than than his faction of Libertarianism is dishonest trickery. Shame on him.
He’s a lying bastard, shaming innocent people because he lacks intellectual heft.pic.twitter.com/O9y0E3q4OT
— Ali Alexander (@ali) November 8, 2019
Shapiro and Crenshaw are leading conservatives to capitulate on key issues, particularly on mass immigration. Both men have betrayed their past positions on the issue, which can be seen in how drastically their rhetoric has changed in recent years.
— The Red Elephants Fan Account (@elephants_red) November 8, 2019
Congressman Dan Crenshaw is a hypocrite.
In 2018 he said, "In 50 years we may not have a Republican party because our demographics are changing."
Yet, when questioned by a young conservative, he changes his tune: "Identity politics has no place in this movement."
— Sutton Reese (@SuttonReese1) November 7, 2019
Crenshaw, who has publicly supported unconstitutional red flag laws in the past, is apparently as weak on the 1st and 4th Amendments as he is on the 2nd.
‘Let Them Be Free!’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges Trump to Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for Exposing ‘the Crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State’
This is what real conservative leadership is all about.
Soon-to-be Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is joining a movement urging President Donald Trump to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for opposing deep state corruption.
Greene made the declaration with a Twitter post on Thanksgiving night:
Each risked his life to expose the crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State against the American people.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 27, 2020
Greene made the comment in reference to a renewed push from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for President Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange.
“Since you’re giving pardons to people, please consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state,” the iconoclastic progressive lawmaker wrote in a tweet.
“Brave whistleblowers exposing lies & illegal actions in our government must be protected,” Gabbard wrote in a Twitter post accompanying a video recording earlier this year. “Join me and urge Congress: Pass my bipartisan legislation (HRes1162, HRes1175, HR8452) calling for charges against @snowden & Assange to be dropped & to reform the Espionage Act.”
Big League Politics has reported extensively on Greene’s bold approach that completely rejects the conventional wisdom of the Washington D.C. swamp on a wide variety of issues, particularly foreign policy:
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to get sassy on Twitter in light of the recent drama regarding election regularities taking place across the nation.
Due to this, President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is waiting for the courts to settle any kind of irregularities at polling locations in key swing states. This obviously has Democrats and their media allies fuming over Trump’s steadfast devotion for the rule of law and election integrity.
One of the most outspoken critics of Trump’s decision to not concede has been AOC. She tweeted on November 10, 2020, “I hope people realize that the same Republicans who are refusing to acknowledge the results of our elections also champion disastrous foreign policy claiming they’re ‘bringing democracy’ to other nations.”
AOC’s comment was met with immediate backlash after incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene offered her two cents on the matter. The new congresswoman for Georgia’s 4th District tweeted “You voted for @JoeBiden who voted for the Iraq War, which cost America trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.”
… Greene was specifically calling out AOC for her hypocritical behavior of voting for a candidate that was one of the most seasoned proponents of foreign adventuring and a big booster of the defense industry. Certain officials from defense contractors such as Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes have stated that a Biden presidency would not entertain any form of defense cuts whatsoever. Biden is the consummate political insider and AOC’s support for him belies her marketing as an outsider.
Greene is showing how the Republican Party should be shifting with Trump at the helm. Greene’s rise represents a populist, anti-establishment GOP that rejects neocon usurpers like former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
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