Crenshaw Swipes Back at Dem Rep for Calling Him ‘Racist’ for Not Wanting Illegal Migrants to Vote

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) is knocking a Democratic colleague for using “smear tactics” rather than “articulating a policy position.”

Earlier this month, Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) called Crenshaw “a racist” for not wanting to allow illegal immigrants to vote in the U.S. elections.

Instead of condemning controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) previous anti-Semitic remarks — though calling them “horribly inappropriate” — Casten turned a conversation to blasting Crenshaw.

Calling Crenshaw “the Navy SEAL with the eyepatch,” Casten explained how he believes the Republican lawmaker is “a racist” because he introduced an amendment so those who aren’t U.S. citizens aren’t allowed to vote.

Crenshaw’s spokesperson told The Washington Free Beacon in response, “If Rep. Casten is so deeply offended that our laws prohibit non-citizens from voting in federal elections, then he should be honest with his constituents and let them know how little he values the power of their vote.”

See the Democratic lawmaker’s comments below:

Taking another swipe back at Casten, Crenshaw slammed him for “this desperate and immature strategy” that occurs “time after time from the Democrat Party.”

“The strategy is simple: when you disagree with someone during a policy debate, resort to calling your opponent a racist,” the Republican lawmaker continued in a statement.

“Rep. Casten, we’ve never met, we’ever never talked. I’ve never insulted you. But instead of articulating a policy position, you resort to petty name-calling, which is a good indication you can’t defend your argument with any sort of intellectual vigor. This is Congress – it’s our job to debate — but please leave you [sic] smear tactics at home next time.”

In a tweet on Tuesday, Crenshaw also called this instance “just another day in Washington with the Democrat Party.”

The Democratic lawmaker has made sharp remarks about Republicans in the past, as he previously claimed that President Donald Trump and al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden “have a tremendous amount in common,” according to the Beacon.

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James
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It seems there are more and more supposedly “intelligent” elected DemocRATic (Socialists) politicians who are unfamiliar with the Constitution and Bill of Rights. OR, maybe my copy is outdated. Amendment XV, Section 1 in my copy reads: “The right of CITIZENS of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” I am unable to find where it says anything about Illegal Aliens being permitted to vote in the United States; nor permitted to run for POTUS or VP as… Read more »

Greg Warhol
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Racist my a**! Only a liberal thinks that illegals and the dead should vote!

ron
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Do these liberals even listen to what they are saying? You want to give ILLEGAls the right to vote who will the president of the USA. Why not just ballots around the world let them pick our president. How would like as a parent have someone tell you how bring up your children.

Phyllis Softa
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If our laws have always prohibit non-citizens from voting, WHY would we need another law to prohibit non-citizens from voting? I do not condone calling Crenshaw a “racist,” but the quality of the audio is so poor I did not actually hear that he did. I take Madison’s word that he did.

James
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With the DemocRATic Party having now morphed into the Socialist Party, it has to be understood they need all the voters they can find, import, duplicate and dig up to acquire the POWER and CONTROL over the American population they need. George Soros is helping as much as he can by funding the Illegal Alien caravans from Central America. But, without the help from Warren, Sanders and the rest of the passengers in the 2020 clown car, the new Socialist Party here will not be able to establish an anti-God United Socialist States of America after the 2020 election, burn… Read more »

Betsy Lawson
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How dare anyone would deny an illegal alien the right to vote? Hey folks, illegal and alien might be key words. Sorry, if you aren’t a US Citizen you ain’t voting. Why should anyone who isn’t a citizen think they can vote anyways? Only the dumbcrats think this a good idea..I guess their new voting base.

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