Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, addressed a New York Times op-ed writer who accused him of not supporting the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund on Wednesday, calling the writer’s initial accusation “inexcusable.”
“That is a pretty inexcusable thing to say, you’re going to stand on the graves of 9/11 victims and claim that I am not a patriot and I have not defended this country against the perpetrators of 9/11, that I have not defended this country to prevent another 9/11 from happening. It’s an inexcusable accusation from the get-go,” Crenshaw said on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream.”
New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali claimed on Twitter that Crenshaw hadn’t sponsored the fund’s renewal while praising the involvement of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
“Anytime a Republican says they are ‘patriots’ ask them if they voted to fund the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. You know who’s for it? Ilhan Omar. You know who hasn’t sponsored it? Dan Crenshaw,” Ali wrote in the now-deleted tweet.
“Hey ‘journalist,’ maybe you should check your facts. I am a co-sponsor. Nice try though,” Crenshaw tweeted in response.