Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'

Crenshaw to Trump: 'Stop talking about McCain'
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Freshman GOP Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawMissouri Republican wins annual craft brewing competition for lawmakers Can Carl DeMaio save the California GOP? Crenshaw-AOC battle puts spotlight on lending guns to a friend MORE (Texas) is calling on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump's top adviser on Asia to serve as deputy national security adviser United Auto Workers strike against GM poised to head into eighth day Trump doubles down on call to investigate Biden after whistleblower complaint: 'That's the real story' MORE to stop his attacks on the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainAmerica's newest comedy troupe: House GOP Michelle Malkin knocks Cokie Roberts shortly after her death: 'One of the first guilty culprits of fake news' Arizona Democratic Party will hold vote to censure Sinema 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 IsaksonCollins seeks appointment to Isakson seat McBath passes on running for Senate Here are the lawmakers who aren't seeking reelection in 2020 MORE (R-Ga.) said Wednesday that Trump’s attacks were “deplorable” during an appearance on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstTrump judicial picks face rare GOP opposition 'Mike Pounce' trends on Twitter after Trump slip at GOP retreat Overnight Energy: Trump administration to repeal waterway protections| House votes to block drilling in Arctic refuge| Administration takes key step to open Alaskan refuge to drilling by end of year 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.