Freshman Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) triggered an uproar on Twitter after condescendingly providing to rearrange a safety rationalization to a critic of President Donald Trump’s border wall proposal. The girl he aimed to highschool, Juliette Kayyem, is a nationwide safety skilled and former assistant secretary on the Division of Homeland Safety.
After information Thursday a few document confiscation of unlawful fentanyl on the border, Kayyem identified that the medicine, hidden in a industrial truck, had been seized at a border port of entry — simply as most unlawful medicine come into the nation. So a wall wouldn’t have made any distinction.
Crenshaw piped up that he occurred to be on the border and supplied to place Kayyem “on the cellphone” with a border official in order that Kayyem might perceive the state of affairs and “correctly inform” her college students at Harvard.
Kayyem instructed Crenshaw, who has been in workplace lower than a month, that it is perhaps a good suggestion to “examine my bio” earlier than being so “condescending,” including, “I’ve handled that he man stuff loads.”
Surprised Twitter followers, together with Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and CNN’s Joan Walsh, had been solely too pleased to pile on Crenshaw for mansplaining.
Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who misplaced a watch in Afghanistan, was the butt of a joke late final 12 months by Pete Davidson on “Saturday Evening Stay” that mocked Crenshaw’s eye patch. After a furor over the joke, Davidson personally apologized to Crenshaw on a following episode. Crenshaw stated after the joke that he tries “onerous to not offend.” Twitter remembered.