USA Today: Meet Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL and onetime Trump critic being called a GOP star

Managing Partner Jacob M. Monty‘s conversation with USA Today about Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw:

Last week, Dan Crenshaw was a little-known congressional candidate from Houston and a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Today, the former Navy SEAL with a distinctive eye patch is being lauded as a Republican rising star and a “unifier” to keep track of in the coming years.

Crenshaw, 34, was elected to the U.S. House on Tuesday, beating out Democrat Todd Litton in the vacant Houston-area district. His victory came three days after he was mocked on “Saturday Night Live.” In the episode, comic Pete Davidson said Crenshaw’s eye patch made him look like a “hit man in a porno movie.”

Crenshaw lost his right eye while serving in Afghanistan six years ago. The joke drew widespread and heated criticism on behalf of the veteran. Continue Reading