Dan Crenshaw has been very critical of the 20 Republicans who refuse to vote for McCarthy for Speaker.

But today he appeared to take it to a whole new level, referring to the 20 Republicans as ‘terrorists’.


Crenshaw said: “…get another scalp and another scalp. Whether it’s Boehner or Paul Ryan or then McCarthy. Scalise would just be next and we all know it. We just can’t allow that to happen. That’s why those of us are saying ‘you pushed us into this corner, now we’re saying we won’t go for anyone but McCarthy.’ That’s why we’re saying it, because we cannot let the terrorists win. That’s basically what’s happening.”

It’s one thing to be critical of members you disagree with. But to call them terrorists, well that’s something Democrats would do. And it’s disgusting.

There’s no point in getting this nasty. Using rhetoric like this is only going to make the opposition more intransigent.

But what this does tell us is exactly what Republicans like Crenshaw think about these 20 Republicans, and it’s pretty disappointing.

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