Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
Conservatives were completely outraged last week after “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson mocked then-candidate — now Congressman-elect — Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) for wearing an eye patch as the result of an injury he sustained as a military service member.
Davidson, in a series of jokes about midterm candidates, said Crenshaw looked like “a hit man in a porno movie.” He added: “Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever.”
The National Republican Congression Committee condemned the joke, saying: “Pete Davidson and NBC should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend — because they’re not laughing.” Fox News’ Laura Ingraham lashed out, saying of Davidson on Twitter: “How long do you think this ‘comic’ & the writer responsible for this disgrace would last in @us_navyseals training?”
It wasn’t just Crenshaw’s Republican allies who were upset about the tasteless joke.…