Hannity: 'Saturday Night Live' can go 'straight to hell' for mocking disabled GOP war veteran

Hannity: 'Saturday Night Live' can go 'straight to hell' for mocking disabled GOP war veteran

Fox News host Sean Hannity said Monday night that everyone on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" can go "straight to hell" after cast member Pete Davidson mocked war veteran and GOP congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw over losing his eye in combat while serving in Afghanistan.

"How despicable on 'Saturday Night Live' with a so-called comedian making fun of Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw," Hannity said while broadcasting live from a campaign rally headlining President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE in Missouri. "A hero who lost his eye while serving our great country as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan."


"By the way, all of you on 'Saturday Night Live' can go straight to hell over this. You owe this man a profuse apology," the host added.

The comment from Davidson came during a segment on the sketch comedy show's mock newscast, "Weekend Update."

"This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw," Davidson said, while showing a photo of Crenshaw wearing an eye patch.

"You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie," Davidson added.

"I'm sorry. I know he lost his eye in war — or whatever," he added, to laughter from the live studio audience.

"Whatever," Davidson chuckled after the audience response died down.

Crenshaw, who is running in Texas's 2nd Congressional District, was in the U.S. Navy from 2006 to 2016. He lost his right eye in an improvised explosive device blast in 2012 in Afghanistan's Helmand province.

Crenshaw went on to deploy twice more in the Middle East and South Korea before retiring in 2016.

The 34-year-old announced his intention to run for Congress one year ago.

Crenshaw said after the controversy that he tries hard not to be offended and wasn't expecting an apology.

"Dan Crenshaw to his credit is taking the high road," Hannity added on Monday night. "He’s not demanding on a phony apology, which is what it would be anyway."

NBC and "Saturday Night Live" declined to comment on Davidson's remarks.