Duckworth: SNL's Pete Davidson owes GOP candidate an apology for mocking his war wound
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Sen. Tammy DuckworthLadda (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthAmy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy Trump slight against Gold Star families adds to military woes McConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled MORE (D-Ill.) on Monday said "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson should apologize to the wounded veteran he mocked on the show over the weekend.

"This is absolutely appalling," tweeted Duckworth, a veteran who lost her legs during the Iraq War. "No one should ever mock a Veteran for the wounds they received while defending our great nation, regardless of political party or what you think of their politics."

"Pete Davidson owes Dan Crenshaw an apology," she added.

Davidson made fun of Crenshaw, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District in Texas, over his eyepatch.


"You may be surprised to hear that he's a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie," Davidson said on SNL. "I'm sorry. I know he lost his eye in war or whatever."

A former Navy SEAL, Crenshaw lost his eye in Afghanistan during an IED explosion. He has received the Purple Heart, two bronze stars, and the Medal of Honor.

Duckworth was among many who have called for Davidson to apologize. Crenshaw has repeatedly said he will not demand an apology from Davidson.

In an interview with CNN on Monday, Crenshaw suggested that SNL instead donate to to veterans' groups.

"I think what him and maybe the producers at SNL should do, is pool their money together...and we will donate that to nonprofits that help veterans," he said.