Dan Crenshaw Breaks Silence After Pete Davidson Says He Was Forced To Apologize For Mocking Him

Despite Davidson's comments, Crenshaw took the high road.

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Yesterday, we reported that “Saturday Night Live” star Pete Davidson had said that he was forced to apologize to Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) after mocking him for wearing an eye-patch. Congressman Crenshaw lost an eye while serving overseas.

Now, Crenshaw has responded to the latest comments made by Davidson, who said he regrets the apology.

During an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Crenshaw said that he isn’t sure if Davidson’s jokes always land, but it “is what it is.”

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“It’s like our comedic careers are joined at the hip because he can’t stop thinking about me,” he mused. “It’s a little sad.

“We had a really good moment, you know, at that time in 2018,” he added. “America liked it. The left and right liked it. So, you know, we don’t really want to ruin that.”

This came after Davidson recounted the 2018 scandal in his new Netflix special “Alive from New York.”

“I got in trouble last year because I was making some jokes,” he said in the special. “I didn’t think I did anything wrong. It was like words that were twisted so that a guy could be famous… So I made fun of this guy with an eye patch and then, like, I kind of got forced to apologize.”

Davidson had mocked “Saturday Night Live” in a 2018 segment in which he mocked congressional candidates.

“This guy is kind of cool, Dan Crenshaw. You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie,” Davidson said as a photo of Crenshaw was shown. “I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever…”

Crenshaw later appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and Davidson apologized in what appeared to be a touching moment.

Now, however, Davidson is singing a different tune.

“People were like, ‘You hate America!’ And I’m like, ‘No, I just didn’t want to be incorrect about how he lost his f—ing eye,” Davidson said. “Is that a crime?!’

“My roommate thought I should apologize so that I didn’t get shot in the face,” he added, his “roommate” being the way he refers to his mother.

Despite Davidson’s comments, Crenshaw took the high road and remembered being fond of him when they met on set.

“The Pete Davidson I remember, you know, he went out to buy some cigarettes…while we were rehearsing and he came back because he had found this lighter that said ‘Never Forget’ on it and he gave that to me as a gesture,” said Crenshaw. “He said this was kind of cool that this happened to come up as he was buying cigarettes.”

Davidson’s father was killed on 9/11.

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Crenshaw added that he thought Davidson “meant well at the time,” although “you can never tell with comedians.

“To be fair, if we took everything that comedians said on a Netflix special seriously, man our country would be in a world of hurt,” he concluded. “I would like to remember the guy that I saw in person and hung out with that night.”

It’s unfortunate that Davidson has taken something that seemed to be a touching moment of two people with different political beliefs coming together, and has completely ruined it. As expected, Crenshaw has been all class with his response, and Davidson can learn a thing or two from him about how to behave in these types of situations going forward.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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