GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw Calls House Freedom Caucus ‘Grifters’
United States Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) blasted his conservative colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus as “grifters” and “performance artists” over their voting records during a speech at a Texas Liberty Alliance Political Action Committee event over the weekend.
“I’ve been in Congress for almost three years now. There are two types of members of Congress. There is performance artists and there is legislators. Now the performance artists are the ones who get all of the attention, the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well. They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear,” said Crenshaw, an Afghanistan War veteran and Navy SEAL.
“Lemme tell you guys something. In the first two years of Trump’s presidency, the Republicans were in control, and every single time we were voting on Donald Trump‘s agenda, who do you think was at the top of that list voting with Trump, and who do you think was at the bottom? A lot of names you would recognize are at the bottom of that list. A lot of names you would recognize are at the top of that list,” Crenshaw said.
“Number two is probably gonna make you cringe a little bit. It’s Rep. Adam Kinzinger [R-Illinois], voted with Trump almost 99 percent,” Crenshaw said of Kinzinger, who voted to impeach Trump for inciting the Capitol insurrection on January 6 and now sits on the bipartisan House panel investigating the attack.
“He was number two. You know who’s at the bottom? Everybody in the Freedom Caucus. All of them,” Crenshaw added of the right-wing coalition, many of whose members hail from Texas.
“What you hear so often is not true. It’s not true. We have grifters in our midst. Not here, not in this room, that’s not what I mean. I mean in the conservative movement,” the Congressman charged. “Lie after lie after lie, because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart. We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what people are going to infringe upon us, that’s the nature of conservatism!”
Watch below courtesy of Ron Filipkowski:
Wowie! Dan Crenshaw trashes ‘Freedom Caucus’ members Greene, Brooks, Gohmert, Gosar, Jordan, etc, as “performance artists” while defending Kinzinger. “We have grifters in our midst .. lie after lie after lie.” 🍿 pic.twitter.com/hoaGOcOx9s
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) December 7, 2021