Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson attacked President Donald Trump and those who voted for him in an insane rant. He took things to another level in this rant.
Johnson was giving a keynote address to the Atlanta NAACP on January 1. Again and again he compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler. He labeled his supporters as “older, less educated, less prosperous” and “dying early.” He even said that as a result of their support for Trump they are dying from “alcoholism, drug overdoses, liver disease or simply a broken heart caused by economic despair.”
Republican Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw responded to these claims. He said they are intellectually dishonest and an insult to the Jews in the Holocaust. While he did admit that President Trump is many things, he drew the line much short of the absurd claims Johnson made.
“Ok Mr. Johnson, President Trump is a lot of things but he’s not Hitler,” Crenshaw said on Twitter. “He didn’t kill millions of people. He didn’t start a world war. He doesn’t have any concentration camps.”
“But if you want to insult President Trump, at least you’re picking on somebody your own size. At least you’re picking on somebody who can fight back,” Crenshaw said. “But you went on to insult, degrade and demean tens of millions of Americans who voted for him. To call them drug addicted, uneducated and unhappy alcoholics — this is a cowardly form of politics.”
Stop insulting Americans just because they vote for someone you don’t like. pic.twitter.com/8wrP3ybtPe
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) January 6, 2019
Crenshaw pointed out that while he disagrees with Johnson’s political ideology, he would never insult his party or those who voted for him.
“These people are exercising their right and their voice the only way they can, which is through their vote. They don’t have a TV show. They don’t have a radio show. They don’t have a weekly column or big social media following,” Crenshaw said. “They have a vote. And you use your public platform to insult and demean them. This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress.”
“So I’ll leave you with this: Pick on somebody your own size,” he continued. “Pick on me if you’d like. My office will be right down the hall from yours — I’ll see you in Washington.”
Perhaps these two can have some continued dialog and help address some of the issues of this country. More than likely Johnson prefers to rip people who are unable to defend themselves on a public forum.