Ben Shapiro praises Davidson’s SNL apology as ‘best political moment’ in years

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro over the weekend praised the apology "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson offered Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw's (R-Texas) on air for mocking his missing eye.

"The Pete Davidson, Dan Crenshaw thing was fantastic," Shapiro told a TMZ reporter in a video taken Sunday.

"I thought it was great," he said. "I thought it was the best political moment that I've seen in politics for a couple of years."

When asked if he thought it might help build a bridge, Shapiro said, "That'd be nice."

"I hope so," he said. "It shows a level of tolerance from right to left and left to right that I think is necessary if the country's going to be ok."

Shapiro added that he would consider appearing on "SNL" himself, even though the show often draws the ire of conservatives over its impersonations of public figures such as President TrumpDonald TrumpEx-Trump lawyer Cohen to pen forward for impeachment book Murkowski says it would be 'appropriate' to bar Trump from holding office again Man known as 'QAnon Shaman' asks Trump for pardon after storming Capitol MORE


During a "SNL" segment two weeks ago, Davidson mocked Crenshaw over his eyepatch. Crenshaw lost his eye in an IED blast that almost left him completely blind while serving as a Navy Seal.

On Saturday, Davidson apologized to Crenshaw on air.

He added during the segment, “If any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something: That I’m a d---."

"You think?" Crenshaw said, sliding in next to Davidson on set.

The two proceeded to banter, with Crenshaw lightheartedly insulting Davidson.

Crenshaw concluded the back and forth by saying that there was a lot to learn from the incident and that the primary lesson is that "Americans can forgive one another."

“We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other."

Crenshaw later said that "it felt good" to do the sketch.

"It felt like the right thing to do, and I would appreciate if everybody would stop looking for reasons to be offended, and that’s what this was all about," Crenshaw told NBC's "Today" on Monday.