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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) said on Fox News Radio that the 20 House Republicans who refuse to vote for Kevin McCarthy are terrorists.
“We cannot let the terrorists win,” Crenshaw told host Guy Benson.
Benson did not push back or ask the Republican congressman to explain why he likened his conservative colleagues to people who literally kill the innocent and blow up buildings.
“Yeah, I see that there,” Benson said in response.
Crenshaw also accused the lawmakers — including Scott Perry, Chip Roy and Matt Gaetz of being paid by Democrats to cause upheaval in the House.
Following, is a partial transcript of the disgraceful interview:
Guy Benson: And so let me ask you this.
Crenshaw: It’s almost like, they’re being paid by Democrats to force us into a deal with Democrats. Like I don’t know what else to think at this point.
Guy Benson: One name that gets tossed around is Steve Scalise, whose well-liked member of leadership. It’s like, oh, well, you know what? If you gave him a shot instead of McCarthy, first of all, McCarthy would have to step aside for that to happen. Second of all, if it were Scalise, would any of this dynamic change at all? I don’t know.
Crenshaw has now convinced himself that those who do not support McCarthy are “terrorists.” https://t.co/q4bxnlmQoX— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) January 4, 2023
Crenshaw: No, no, it would change. And we all know it wouldn’t change, which is why we can’t give in. And so those of us who are standing against this, we’re standing for principle. They are standing for notoriety. They’re standing for that extra news that because nobody ever cares about them and they’re frustrated by that, and they want that extra news that we know that we can’t give in to this because then they will always run the conference and they’ll just get another scalp and another scalp, whether it’s whether it’s Boehner or Paul Ryan or them 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 like, look, you pushed us into this corner. So now we’re now we’re saying we won’t vote for anyone but McCarthy. That’s why we’re saying it, because we cannot let the terrorists win. That’s basically what’s happening. And I do have to go.
Guy Benson: Yeah, I see that there in the C. So Congressman Dan Crenshaw. Go ahead and vote. I think we know who you’re voting for here for the sixth time. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, our guest on the Guy Benson Show. I mean, and obviously a very exasperated congressman right there. We do appreciate your time. And if you’re watching this or following it, he’s going to stand up and say Kevin McCarthy here any second on the House floor as he just had stepped away to talk to us. Talking about this group of 20 or so as terrorists. That was what he called them. Said that they almost seem like they’re being paid by the Democrats. Which is you know, kind of fighting words. His comments about Lauren Boebert, I mean, obviously, tensions are high.