On Monday, the Montgomery County Tea Party held a meeting in which current Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw of District 2 answered questions from his constituents.
One question referred to a recently resurfaced clip from March 2020, when Crenshaw was promoting his book “Fortitude: American Resilience in the Era of Outrage” on the Jocko Podcast. Several statements Crenshaw made on the podcast episode are now raising questions from his constituents.
The conversation with podcast host Jocko Willink turned to a discussion about hero archetypes, and this is what Crenshaw said:
The important thing is that we [have] societal hero archetypes that we look up to. Jesus is a hero archetype, Superman is a hero archetype. Real characters, too, you know … I could name a thousand. You know, Rosa Parks, Ronald Reagan—all of these people embody certain attributes that the American people think, ‘This is good.’
Comparing Jesus Christ to Superman and separating him from “real people” like Ronald Reagan and Rosa Parks left many scratching their heads, leading one young lady in Montgomery County to question Crenshaw on this statement Monday evening.
“I can’t wrap my head around this,” she said.
“Well, I’ll help you,” Crenshaw interjected. “Put a period after the word ‘Jesus’ and don’t question my faith.”
The crowd booed Crenshaw and he tried to walk it back, repeating, “Don’t question my faith.” The congressman said he would answer any other questions but would not defend his faith.
One of Crenshaw’s primary challengers, Jameson Ellis, tweeted:
Tonight at the Montgomery County Tea Party meeting, @DanCrenshawTX was confronted by an 18 y/o girl about him calling Jesus a hero archetype.
He had an opportunity to build bridges & respond in love but, instead, he did this…#JamesonEllisForCongress #FireDCfromDC pic.twitter.com/rY4rmI4YDU
— Jameson Ellis For Congress (@thejamesonellis) January 18, 2022
“Primary him,” replied Mike Rooney.
Houston talk show radio host Michael Berry responded to Crenshaw’s actions yesterday on his show, answering the question: “What is your issue with Crenshaw?”
“He absolutely, positively, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is the most arrogant politician I’ve ever seen,” said Berry.
While Berry acknowledged that both Crenshaw and former President Trump could be accused of arrogance, he said Crenshaw “truly believes no one should ever question him.”
“That is Dan Crenshaw, and that is why I split with him,” said Berry, who originally endorsed Crenshaw in his 2018 campaign.
Berry also referenced a slew of recent Crenshaw actions, including attending the globalist United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, and defending anti-Trump Liz Cheney last year.
Meanwhile, fellow radio host Ken Webster criticized Crenshaw for only being present during campaign season.
I live in Dan's city so trust me when I tell you we don't hear from Crenshaw unless it's election time. The only reason he's out campaigning right now is because he has a primary opponent. He cares more about DC than Texas and his constituents noticed.
— Kenny Webster (@KennethRWebster) January 18, 2022
Crenshaw, despite being promoted as a Republican firebrand in the 2018 election that sent him to D.C., has quickly been labeled a RINO Republican for his support of red-flag laws and recent attack on Congresswomen Marjorie Taylor Greene (R–GA), calling her an “idiot” when she said he was hurting the conservative brand.
The Republican primary is March 1. Early voting begins on February 14.