SNL Criticized For Skit About Texas Congressional Candidate

Alan Scaia
November 05, 2018 - 6:51 am
Dan Crenshaw

(Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, File


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Members of both political parties are responding to a Saturday Night Live cast member's mention of a Republican running for Congress from the Houston area.

Dan Crenshaw is running for District 2, which is vacant. Crenshaw is a retired Navy SEAL. He lost one of his eyes in combat.

"You may be surprised to hear he's a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie," cast member Pete Davidson said during the comedy show's "Weekend Update," showing Crenshaw wearing an eye patch.

After the segment aired, both Crenshaw and Democrat Todd Litton, who is running against Crenshaw, responded.

"Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended. That being said, I hope [Saturday Night Live> recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes," Crenshaw wrote on Twitter.

"No matter what side of the aisle you're

"No matter what side of the aisle you're on, Dan's military service and sacrifice for our country are to be admired and appreciated. Period," Litton tweeted.

Crenshaw was injured in 2012 when an improvised explosive device exploded in Afghanistan.

He deployed twice more and retired in 2016.