Rep. Dan Crenshaw has a unique way of engaging in the battle of political ideas without simply pressing the outrage button. He has appeared on countless shows usually hostile to conservatives and has managed to spark spirited conversations without letting it get ugly.
Crenshaw spoke with CBN’s Gordon Robertson about outrage culture and what we can do to help stop it’s spread. In the age of cancel culture, in which anyone who says anything even mildly “controversial” there is a movement to get that person fired, deplatformed, or worse.
His ability to navigate those tricky waters is why many experts predict Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, will one day run for president. In this wide-ranging conversation with CBN, Crenshaw describes the aftermath of losing his right eye in battle and also how faith played a role in his recovery.
Crenshaw was inspired to take on outrage culture after an appearance on SNL in which host Pete Davidson apologized for a joke he made about the Congressman’s eye patch. “I know, I know, he lost his eye in war, or whatever.” Crenshaw had some fun in the appearance, but it ended with a sincere apology from Davidson and Crenshaw shedding light on the fact that Davidson lost his own father in the 9/11 attacks, something most people didn’t know. There’s a recap of the back and forth here.
See part of Crenshaw’s appearance below (LANGUAGE WARNING):
Watch Crenshaw’s FULL appearance on CBN by clicking HERE.