Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas lambasted Fox News anchor Jesse Watters for accusing him of corruption and then claimed the network canceled his appearance in retaliation.
Watters claimed that Crenshaw had abused his power by profiting off of stock trades, and Crenshaw fired off a fiery response via his Instagram account.
“Hey you f***ing hack, if you’re gonna accuse me of literal corruption, get your facts straight and man up and come accuse me to my face. You’re a f***ing clown, desperate for clickbait,” Crenshaw replied.
He went on to disclose his stock holdings.
“I literally have $10,000 invested in stocks, and haven’t made trades in over a year. I have never had more than ~ $20k invested while in Congress. Fox knows this but they’re desperate for fake controversy to get clicks,” Crenshaw continued.
“Watters is a tool, making millions to push conspiracies on tv, and bash veterans like me who are barely a fraction of his net worth,” he added. “Wake up America. The political entertainment industry is almost always lying to you.”
Crenshaw went on to attack Watters for his divorce in 2019 after ten years of marriage.
“Losers like Watters grew up with a silver spoon. His family is made up of well-connected journalists and politicians,” he continued. “And for some reason, people are fooled into believing he’s some genuine blue-collar conservative. Yeah he’s such a ‘conservative’ he cheated on his wife and then left her with twins while he went off with another Fox producer.”
Crenshaw posted the list of members of Congress and their stock trades to point out that he was pretty far down on the list.
“Why choose me? Because he’s a f***ing clown chasing clicks. He knows people will recognize me and react,” he wrote.
He later claimed that his pre-scheduled appearance on the network had been canceled.
“LMFAO, Fox just cancelled an interview we had pre-scheduled tonight,” Crenshaw wrote. “Guess I hurt their feelings by calling out their bull****.”
A spokesperson for Crenshaw had previously told the Daily Caller that the congressman had made the stock purchases during the stock market dip, “which is exactly what countless other Americans do when they invest in the stock market.”
Crenshaw’s name recognition skyrocketed when his Iraq War injury was ridiculed by comedian Pete Davidson on Saturday Night Live. While Davidson and Crenshaw earned praise when they publicly made amends, the comedian later confessed that he was forced to apologize by SNL show executives.
Here’s the segment that fired up Crenshaw:
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