Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'

Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'
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Freshman GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawCongress needs to continue fighting the opioid epidemic Liz Cheney hits back at Ocasio-Cortez over concentration camp comments: 'This isn't model Congress' Republican lawmaker: Plan to #CancelStudentDebt 'is immoral' MORE (Texas) is calling on President TrumpDonald John Trump2020 Democrats spar over socialism ahead of first debate Senate passes .5 billion border bill, setting up fight with House 'Teflon Don' avoids the scorn of the 'family values' GOP — again MORE to stop his attacks on the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainTrump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' The Hill's Morning Report - Democratic debates: Miami nice or spice? Trump pick brings scrutiny to 'revolving door' between Pentagon, industry 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 IsaksonVA chief pressed on efforts to prevent veteran suicides Senators revive effort to create McCain human rights commission Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump MORE (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that Trump’s attacks were “deplorable” during an appearance on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstMitt Romney: Rape allegation against Trump should be 'evaluated' GOP senator declines to directly address rape allegations against Trump GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers 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.