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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:47 PM

GOP congressman Dan Crenshaw told 9/11 firefighter he was 'too busy' to help survivors

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) reportedly told a New York City firefighter who survived the 9/11 attacks that he was too busy to listen to concerns about helping victims of the worst terrorist attack in American history.

"He really didn't want to talk to us," Rob Serra, told the NY Daily News about his encounter with the recently elected Republican. The firefighter told the paper Crenshaw said he was "too busy" to speak.

When Serra approached Crenshaw about renewing the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund during a visit to Capitol Hill in March, "He said he didn't have any information and that his staff would take care of it."

Despite his callous stance, Crenshaw recently tried to use 9/11 as a political weapon.

Echoing right-wing media outlets like Fox News, Crenshaw falsely alleged that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had insulted the memory of 9/11. Omar was pointing out that Muslims had unfairly come under fire after the attack, thanks to religious bigotry. But conservatives twisted her words — as they repeatedly have.



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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 07:50 PM

1. too busy attacking a woman over made up bs

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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 08:36 PM

2. All that is true Randy, and that her meaning was misconstrued doesn't matter. You don't f**k

around with what happened on 9/11.

If she had said instead that Islamic terrorists did something terrible, and we were unfairly put into that same group, it would have acknowledged the seriousness of what happened, and at the same time called out the anti-Muslim bigotry that exists.

It really doesn't take a PHD in political science to understand this would happen. Representative Omar can continue her current approach, or work on her tone and wording.



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Sat Apr 13, 2019, 10:47 PM

3. I am so freeking tired of these

M@ther freeking GOP gas bag representatives & Senators.
Tearing holes in the country’s fabric
Anything to sow dissention distrust among people

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