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.
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.”
When you can’t articulate a coherent argument, you resort to calling your political opponents racist. Can’t say I’m surprised. Just another day in Washington with the Democrat Party. https://t.co/Ua4twNq1kn
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) October 15, 2019
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.