Conservatives Melt Down After SNL's Pete Davidson Mocks a Veteran GOP Candidate's Eye Patch
Conservatives on Sunday melted down after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson made fun of a veteran who lost his eye during a combat tour in Afghanistan.
During a bit on Republicans running for Congress, Davidson joked that Dan Crenshaw looks like he belongs in a porno.
"This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw," Davidson said. "You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie.”
"I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever," he added.
Davidson later admitted he can't make fun of other people because he looks like he "makes vape juice in a bathtub."
Republicans where quick to jump on the outrage bandwagon, blaming SNL and NBC for allowing Davidson to joke about a war veteran.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a statement on Sunday demanding an apology from Davidson.
“Getting dumped by your pop star girlfriend is no excuse for lashing out at a decorated war hero who lost his eye serving our country. Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend – because they’re not laughing,” NRCC Spokesman Jack Pandol said.
Read some of the criticism below:
NEW: NRCC Statement on SNL's Pete Davidson Mocking War Hero Dan Crenshaw https://t.co/qb9Oj0WjV1 https://t.co/SnR54KZiq1— NRCC (@NRCC)1541344203.0
Remember when political comedy was funny and people like Pete Davidson and Saturday Night Live didn't have to resor… https://t.co/UDrgNtG7CC— Paul Joseph Watson (@Paul Joseph Watson)1541344623.0
Hey Pete Davidson, Dan Crenshaw lost his right eye in 2012 when he was hit by an IED blast in Afghanistan, on his t… https://t.co/LPn50sr6SY— Cloyd Rivers (@Cloyd Rivers)1541349015.0
“You may be surprised to hear he’s a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorr… https://t.co/lfr9prdmFm— Joe Concha (@Joe Concha)1541344882.0
This is one of the things I'll be discussing on the special live Sunday @TheFive at 5p ET tonight-- "Is this comedy… https://t.co/725RjOjclT— Tammy Bruce (@Tammy Bruce)1541351893.0
Please RT this list of @nbcsnl sponsors with social media and contact links. Let them know how you feel about P… https://t.co/oqKQxs6BTz— John Cardillo (@John Cardillo)1541351310.0
I don’t watch TV. I dont even have cable. But I caught a clip online of Pete Davidson on #SNL mocking… https://t.co/NTFtbzC7BD— Tim Kennedy (@Tim Kennedy)1541355378.0
"lost his eye in war or whatever."..... this is @snl - they address a cast members breakup as if it's of vital imp… https://t.co/GdwU9J8cmJ— GregGutfeld (@GregGutfeld)1541308230.0
By Monday around 11:15 AM the narrative will start to change to how Davidson is a victim of the angry right and how… https://t.co/QOcQP7imTn— Jonah Goldberg (@Jonah Goldberg)1541340677.0
Dan Crenshaw was nearly blinded in 2012 when he was hit by an IED blast in Afghanistan's Helmand province, where he… https://t.co/qAnuQoAWY6— Reagan Battalion (@Reagan Battalion)1541310557.0