Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'

Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'
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Freshman GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawVA 'ain't broke' — but it can certainly be improved Ocasio-Cortez plans visit to Kentucky despite being disinvited by GOP colleague Ocasio-Cortez knocks Republican over Kentucky trip: 'GOP thought they could catch us with a bluff' MORE (Texas) is calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE to stop his attacks on the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainIf you don't think illegal immigrants are voting for president, think again 10 factors making Russia election interference the most enduring scandal of the Obama era Earth Day founder's daughter: Most Republican leaders believe in climate change in private 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 IsaksonJohn (Johnny) Hardy IsaksonCongress punts on disaster aid amid standoff with Trump, Dems Overnight Defense: Transgender troops rally as ban nears | Trump may call more troops to border | National Guard expects 3M training shortfall from border deployment | Pentagon to find housing for 5,000 migrant children Pompeo: Russia complying with nuclear treaty that's up for renewal MORE (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that Trump’s attacks were “deplorable” during an appearance on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstGraham challenges Dems to walk the walk on impeachment McConnell pledges to be 'Grim Reaper' for progressive policies Embattled senators fill coffers ahead of 2020 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.