After SNL mocks his war injury, Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw says he tries hard “not to be offended”
Ed. note: I usually don’t add an editor’s note to a Texas Tribune story, but this illustrates why I quit watching Saturday Night Live back around 1980. This is being written Tuesday, so I have no idea who will win this Texas congressional election. To Saturday Night Live’s so-called comedian, Pete Davidson, I say, Karma, bring it on; sooner, rather than later.
After a joke on Saturday Night Live poked fun at his war injury, Texas congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw responded Sunday that he hopes the show “recognizes that vets don’t deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes.”
Crenshaw, a Republican, is running against Democrat Todd Litton to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Houston. The joke at his expense came from cast member Pete Davidson, who was doing a bit during the Weekend Update segment in which he gave his first impressions of congressional candidates across the country.
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