“Grifters in our midst” reminds us of the magnificent drama, Gorillas in our Midst, but it could not be less similar. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was giving a speech to the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC when he introduced the “grifters” term. He was referring to the rowdy House Freedom Caucus. But then he got more specific.
Crenshaw called people such as Representatives Marjorie Taylor member of The House Freedom Caucus “performance artists.” This caucus also so includes Mo Brooks (R-AL), Matt Gaetz (R-FL) Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), according to The Washington Post.
The Texas Representative Crenshaw was not finished with the group. He told the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC that these performance artists “get all the attention:”
‘Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart. We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism.’
The Texas representative is 6th generation Texan. He joined the elite Navy SEALs as soon as he could, according to his Congressional page:
‘On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan.’
The outspoken representative continued with his outrage at the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC event:
‘They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well. They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.’
Then Crenshaw surprised some of us by claiming that this caucus did not vote the Donald Trump line, according to CNN. Even the House Republican Select Committee member Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) voted with Trump “99 percent” of the time.
The Freedom Caucus was created by conservative Republicans in 2015, because they did not want to compromise with Democrats and President Barack Obama. This continues to lead Republicans them down a path toward Nihilism, an ugly place where every value is groundless.
Crenshaw joined the SEALs because:
‘He wanted to serve his country with the most elite fighting force in history: the U.S. Navy SEALs. His father’s career in the Texas oil and gas industry moved his family all over the world, including Ecuador and Colombia, where he attended high school. As a result, Dan is fluent in Spanish. In 2006, Dan graduated from Tufts University, where he earned his Naval officer commission through Navy ROTC. Following graduation, he immediately reported to SEAL training in Coronado, CA, where he met his future wife, Tara. After graduating SEAL training, Dan deployed to Fallujah, Iraq to join SEAL Team Three, his first of five deployments overseas.’
Good for Crenshaw. Listen to his speech now:
Wowie! Dan Crenshaw trashes ‘Freedom Caucus’ members Greene, Brooks, Gohmert, Gosar, Jordan, etc, as “performance artists” while defending Kinzinger. “We have grifters in our midst .. lie after lie after lie.” 🍿 pic.twitter.com/hoaGOcOx9s
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 7, 2021
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