The Texas GOP convention has been going full swing in Houston. They already had some drama with people booing Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), after–at least initially–seeming to be going along with “red flag” laws in the compromise deal that Republicans, including Cornyn, had tentatively worked out with Democrats. It’s unclear if that deal will ultimately go through.
But on Saturday there was a report that some people on the right assaulted Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) at the convention, according to Mediaite, who also claimed witnesses said “Proud Boys” were involved in the tussle.
“They got physical with multiple people, including hitting them with cameras,” a witness at the scene said. “His campaign manager was assaulted by being pushed aggressively into a pillar.”
In looking at the video that Mediaite cites, there doesn’t appear to be any physical “assault” on Crenshaw, although there is a lot of screaming at him by Alex Stein, calling Crenshaw a globalist and “Eyepatch McCain.” Then there appears to be a lot of pushing of Stein, followed by one of the people– who grabbed Stein–stumbling back. That’s all the video shows, and Mediaite doesn’t say who the “witness” is that supposedly said that there was more.
I didn’t see any visible Proud Boys involved in the tussle in that video. Now, perhaps there’s another video that shows more, but this one doesn’t show much. There was a picture of Mediaite had of people outside the venue in Proud Boys attire.
Crenshaw fired back at Stein in a tweet.
Mediaite notes that the term “Eyepatch McCain” is one that Tucker Carlson has used, so now the left is taking the Mediaite story that claims Crenshaw and his staff were assaulted, comparing it to Jan. 6, and now blaming Carlson for it. Carlson of course had nothing to do with whatever went on in this exchange. But at this point, they will try to pin anything on Carlson, because they’re trying to do in his show.
But if you thought that the left gave a darn about Crenshaw or anyone on the right, for that matter, people on the left also attacked Crenshaw, claiming that somehow it was his fault because, according to them, he “f–ked around” with Nazis.
Here’s a sample:
Of course, anyone to the right of them is a “Nazi.” Moral of the story, when it comes to people on the left? It’s always and only about how they can use the incident to attack everyone on the right, even Crenshaw.