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Rep. Dan Crenshaw, the freshman Republican Congressman from Texas and a former Navy SEAL, was wounded in the fight, defended himself on Tuesday after a video showed the Illinois Democrat called him “a racist.”
The Democrat, Rep. Sean Casten, is an Irish-born legislature, whose district includes suburbs West of Chicago, told an audience earlier this month that Crenshaw was “racist” to prevent because the Texas proposed an amendment in Congress that illegal immigrants from voting.
“The last amendment on the floor of the day came from Dan Crenshaw, the new Republican, the Navy SEAL, the flap with the eyes,” Cast said, according to the Washington Free Beacon. “He came up with an amendment to say, ‘We are going to add a rider to this bill that says that illegal immigrants can’t vote.’ And I sat there and I said, ‘You know what? You are not voting allowed, if one is not a citizen.’ … Why are you doing this? The reason why you do is because you are a racist. Because they are trying to appeal to people who vote for them, if you stand up and against the brown people.”
Crenshaw responded Tuesday on Twitter, after the video of the Casting is Oct. 5 comments to show up.
“If you can’t articulate a coherent argument, you wrote, resort to calling their political opponents racist,” Crenshaw. “I can’t say I’m surprised. Just another day in Washington with the democratic party.”
Later, a Crenshaw spokesperson added in a statement to the free Beacon: “If Rep. Casting is not offended, deeply, that our laws prohibit citizens from voting in Federal elections, then he should be honest with his constituents and let them know how little he values the power of your voice.”
In a party-line vote, the Democrat-controlled house defeated Crenshaw’s proposal, the outlet reported.
Casting previously made headlines that came out in June, that he was in support of the impeachment effort against President Trump.
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The Democrat also drew criticism last year when he said Trump and 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common.”
Crenshaw, during a September appearance on Fox & Friends, accused the democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, intentionally tweeting about veterans issues, to “make people angry.”