Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, former Navy SEAL. (Dan Crenshaw/Facebook)
JANUARY 06, 2019 CAITLIN DOORNBOS – STARS AND STRIPES
Army veteran and Florida Rep. Brian Mast tweeted a photo Thursday marking the swearing-in ceremony of fellow wounded veterans and Republican congressmen Jim Baird and Dan Crenshaw.
“5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American,” Mast captioned the image in a post on Twitter. “Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird and @DanCrenshawTX.”
The tweet cheekily paid homage to the congressmen’s sacrifices during their military service.
Each of the congressmen have earned Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts.
Crenshaw gained notoriety last fall when comedian Pete Davidson mocked the veteran’s eye patch in a poorly received “Saturday Night Live” sketch saying he looked “like a hitman in a porno movie.”
“I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever,” Davidson added after the joke.
After facing outrage over the comment, Davidson apologized on the following SNL episode.
“The man is a war hero and he deserves all the respect in the world,” he said.
After Davidson joked in the sketch that Republicans and Democrats alike could agree the comedian was a jerk, Crenshaw joined the actor in a cameo appearance.
“There’s a lot of lessons to learn here, not just that the left and right can still agree on some things, but also this: Americans can forgive one another,” Crenshaw said on the show.