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Dan Crenshaw is called 'captain s**thead' by NYU journalism professor

16 Apr 2019 Daily Mail Online

Retired Navy SEAL turned Congressman Dan Crenshaw has been slammed as 'captain s**thead' by a NYU journalism professor after he criticized Ilhan Omar for her recent comments about the September 11 terror attacks. 

Crenshaw, who lost his right eye in 2012 in an explosion in Afghanistan, last week accused the Democratic Congresswoman of downplaying the terrorist attacks when she gave a speech to the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles last month. 

'First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as 'some people who did something'. Unbelievable,' the Texas representative tweeted. 

His comments slamming Omar were immediately seized on by NYU journalism professor Talia Lavin who lashed out and called the Republican 'captain s**thead'.

Retired Navy SEAL turned Congressman Dan Crenshaw was referred to as 'captain s**thead' by NYU journalism professor Talia Lavin after he criticized Ilhan Omar for her recent comments about the September 11 terror attacks

'The real victim, captain s**thead, speaks,' Lavin tweeted. 

'Oh I see the right-wing pearl clutchers are here. Sorry, it's my right to criticize a political hack who was also once a troop,' she added after facing backlash. 

Finally, she tweeted: 'Actually ur right I should respect his rank... his name is lieutenant commander s**thead.'

Lavin was hired by NYU a year after she was forced to resign from the New Yorker magazine as a fact checker when she incorrectly identified a U.S. immigration agent as a Nazi sympathizer. 

Omar's initial comments about 9/11 have drawn criticism from political opponents and conservatives who say she offered a flippant description of the terrorists responsible for the attacks.

'For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I'm tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it,' she told the Council on American-Islamic Relations. 

Crenshaw's comments slamming Omar were immediately seized on by NYU journalism professor Talia Lavin who lashed out and called the Republican 'captain s**thead'

Crenshaw last week accused Omar of downplaying the terrorist attacks when she gave a speech recently in Los Angeles

'CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.'

Trump then weighed in on the controversy when he retweeted a video edited to suggest Omar was dismissive of the significance of the attacks.  

The video showed the part of Omar's speech in which she described the 2001 attacks as 'some people did something', spliced with news footage of the hijacked planes hitting the twin towers. 

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Trump's tweet nor the video included her full quote or the context of Omar's comments.

Top Democrats rushed to defend Omar after the video, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who scolded Trump for using the 'painful images of 9/11 for a political attack' on the first term Congresswoman. 

Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren also accused Trump of 'trying to incite violence and to divide us, and every political leader should speak out against that'.

Trump weighed in on the controversy when he retweeted a video edited to suggest Omar was dismissive of the significance of the attacks 

 

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