My favorite thing of the weekend was TX Congressman elect Dan Crenshaw on “Saturday Night Live”. Last weekend a national outrage erupted after Pete Davidson mocked Crenshaw for wearing an eye patch. Saturday night Crenshaw got to serve Davidson some payback, get an in-person apology, and really make an effort to heal the political divide in this country.
Davidson started off his portion of the “Weekend Update” segment by calling himself out for his comments about the politician and war veteran, calling him a “war hero” who “deserves all the respect in the world.” He went on apologize and added, “If any good came of this, maybe that it was for one day, the left and the right came together to agree on something: that I’m a d**k.”
That’s when Crenshaw appeared. And after a round of applause and an in-person apology from the comedian, the Lt. Commander (and Representative-elect) said it was all good. So imagine everyone's "surprise" when Crenshaw's phone rang with Ariana Grande’s song “Breathin’” as the ring tone.
- And then it was the roasting time. Among other things, Crenshaw noted that Davidson "looks like if the meth from ‘Breaking Bad’ was a person” and a “troll doll with a tapeworm.” But the most poignant moment of all? When Crenshaw explained the bigger picture. "There's a lot of lessons to learn here," he added. "Not just that the left and right can still agree on some things. But also, this: Americans can forgive one another."