Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) was speaking at a Turning Point USA event over the weekend when a protester interrupted and told the hero Navy SEAL he was a “Nazi.”
"TPUSA is for Nazis and you should be ashamed of your service in Afghanistan,” the young protester said. ”It was an illegal war of aggression by the United States. You should be ashamed of yourself, not proud of your service.”
Crenshaw was not even phased by the ridiculous claims, and quickly offered his rebuttal.
“If you have to call somebody a Nazi, it's a good indicator that you haven't thought through your argument very well,” Crenshaw said.
"That was fun… but get more creative with your insults, man. Like Nazi? C’mon,” he added.
The protester was then forced to walk away from the crowd of Crenshaw supporters, embarrassed and ashamed.
"Imagine volunteering to fight for the military that beat the Nazis. Becoming a Navy SEAL. Serving 10 years. Deploying to war 3 times. Giving your eye (& almost your life) for your country. Just to return home & get called a ‘Nazi,’” TPUSA’s Benny Johnson tweeted.
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Before being elected to Congress, Crenshaw served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years and served three tours of duty in Afghanistan, where he nearly gave his life in service to his country.
Crenshaw lost his eye in an explosion while serving overseas. He now wears his trademark eyepatch.
The Texas Republican has also become something of an overnight sensation among conservatives because he routinely blasts the socialist ideas of far-left Democrats in Congress.