GOP congressman smears 9/11 firefighter who dared to criticize him


Rep. Dan Crenshaw is now attacking the 9/11 firefighter who unmasked him.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) attacked a firefighter who survived 9/11 — after the firefighter had to call him out for dismissing survivors of 9/11.

Crenshaw accused FDNY firefighter Rob Serra of "conspiring" against him on Tuesday, whining to the New York Daily News that Serra was engaged in a "nefarious attempt to undermine" him.

The meltdown from Crenshaw, a freshman Republican congressman, came after Serra revealed that Crenshaw had brushed him off while he and other 9/11 survivors were on Capitol Hill lobbying for benefits.

Serra said Crenshaw told him he was "too busy" to speak with his group.

Serra's account was backed up by retired NYPD sergeant and 9/11 survivor Tom Wilson, who told the Daily News "we got brushed off" by Crenshaw.

The revelations about Crenshaw come as he has taken part in the smear campaign against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that took comments she made out about the 9/11 attack and twisted them to make her look like she was slamming victims of the attack.

Ironically, Omar is a cosponsor of the 9/11 bill, while Crenshaw is not.

The campaign against Omar, now led by Trump, has resulted in death threats against her. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been in communication with Capitol Hill police to secure the congresswoman and her staff.

Crenshaw tried to use 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in American history, as part of a bigoted attack on Omar. That caused his indifference to 9/11 victims to come to light. Now, he is whining that his unsavory behavior and remarks are receiving attention. But Crenshaw created this entire situation for himself and no amount of complaining can undo his own actions.

Published with permission of The American Independent Foundation.