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Dan Crenshaw Obliterates NYT Contributor Over 9/11 Bill Tweet

Wajahat Ali called out former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw by name for not co-sponsoring the 9/11 first responders bill. The only problem? Crenshaw is a co-sponsor.

By NTK Staff | 06.12.2019 @11:30am
Dan Crenshaw Obliterates NYT Contributor Over 9/11 Bill Tweet

U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL who was injured in Afghanistan in 2012 from an improvised explosive device, fact-checked a New York Times contributor who inexplicably called out Crenshaw by name.

The Times’ contributor, Wajahat Ali, claimed on Twitter that Crenshaw was not a co-sponsor of a bill that would designate money to first responders and other victims impacted by the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

“Anytime a Republican says they are ‘patriots’ [sic] ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who’s for it? Ilhan Omar,” he tweeted. “You know who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw.”

Ali followed up by telling Crenshaw that he hoped he will “do the right thing” and back the bill. “If not, why aren’t you?” he asked.

Apparently before hitting send on his incendiary tweet, Ali chose not to or was incapable of simply checking Congress.gov, where he very clearly would have found Crenshaw among the 313 co-sponsors for H.R. 1327, “Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act.”

Crenshaw responded to Ali on Twitter.

“Hey ‘journalist,’ maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though. Also, ‘patriotism,’” he wrote, posting a picture of an X-ray detailing the injury he sustained in his right eye.

“Thanks for letting me know,” Ali tweeted in reply. “I’m glad you did and I have no problem correcting and updating the record with facts. Now try it with your comments about Ilhan Omar. You’ll feel better. Sincerely, a fellow patriot.”

In a subsequent tweet, Ali noted that he deleted his original tweet. He apologized to Crenshaw, but not before adding a complaint that Crenshaw should have become a co-sponsor a few weeks earlier.

All of Ali’s tweets were ratio’d, meaning far more people replied with commentary than retweeted or liked his tweet. A majority of the commentary involved criticism of Ali.

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