Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'

Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'
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Freshman GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawGOP Rep. Crenshaw to take leave due to eye surgery Koch network urges lawmakers to back 'personal option' health plan A nuclear frontier MORE (Texas) is calling on President TrumpDonald TrumpUS gives examples of possible sanctions relief to Iran GOP lawmaker demands review over FBI saying baseball shooting was 'suicide by cop' House passes bill aimed at stopping future Trump travel ban MORE to stop his attacks on the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainCindy McCain rejects idea of running for office: 'I've been there' Bush says he doesn't criticize other presidents to avoid risking friendship with Michelle Obama 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party MORE (R-Ariz.).  

“Mr. President, seriously stop talking about Senator McCain,” Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who won national attention when he was the target of a joke on “Saturday Night Live,” wrote in a tweet.

Crenshaw argued the attacks on McCain were senseless.


“There is just no reason to be talking about Senator McCain after he has passed. He is not your political enemy Mr. President,” he said.


Trump this week has repeatedly bashed McCain, who died from brain cancer in August.

Trump also told reporters Tuesday he was “never a fan” of McCain and that he never would be, and on Wednesday said McCain was weak on veterans issues and “didn’t get the job done for our great vets at the [Department of Veterans Affairs] and they knew it."

The president’s remarks have spurred bipartisan backlash, with a number of Republicans defending McCain’s legacy as a war hero and public servant.

Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonLoeffler group targets Democrats with billboards around baseball stadium Warnock raises nearly M since January victory Five big takeaways on Georgia's new election law MORE (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that Trump’s attacks were “deplorable” during an appearance on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstLobbying world 15 Senate Republicans pledge to oppose lifting earmark ban Child care advocates seek to lock down billion in new federal funding MORE (R-Iowa) said the president's comments were not appreciated on Thursday.

“I can't stop the president. What I can do is say, ‘Mr. President, I don't appreciate it.’ You know, they had their differences, I get it, but he's my friend,” she said at a town hall.