SNL's Pete Davidson mocks candidate who lost an eye in Afghanistan

Clay Curtis
November 5, 2018

Crenshaw, a retired lieutenant commander who served for 10 years as a Navy SEAL in Afghanistan prior to pursuing a career in politics, had sustained a war injury (as the direct result of an IED blast) in which he had lost his right eye.

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"You may be surprised to hear he's a congressional candidate for Texas and not a hit-man in a porno movie", Davidson said, breaking into a laugh.

Finally, the veteran and candidate said the "real atrocity" was Davidson's attempt at a joke wasn't even amusing but "just mean-spirited".

"That being said, I hope (SNL) recognizes that vets don't deserve to see their wounds used as punchlines for bad jokes", Crenshaw added.

Meghan McCain, whose father spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, called Davidson's skit "really terrible and incredibly tone-deaf and offensive".

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Donald Trump Jr., the President's son, tweeted that the comment "sounds more like leftist editorial than anything these days". John McCain has taken to Twitter this morning to bash the "tone-def" skit, claiming that it was "offensive to veterans".

If you missed it, Pete did a bit on "Weekend Update" where he gave his first impressions on some of the candidates running for office in the midterms elections, most of whom were Republican.

His right eye was destroyed in the blast and his left eye was badly damaged.

Fox News host Tammy Bruce alerted her followers that she would be discussing Davidson's segment on Sunday's episode of "The Five".

Davidson signed off his segment by imploring everyone to go vote on Tuesday.

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