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.
“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.