Daily News 5/23/19: Texas Republican Holdout Crenshaw Signs on to 9/11 Bill

Holdout Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who once snubbed 9/11 survivor — signs on to Victim Compensation Fund renewal

Holdout Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw — who once snubbed 9/11 survivor — signs on to Victim Compensation Fund renewal
U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw (SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Texas Congressman who sparred with 9/11 responders over his lack of support for a bill to help survivors and victims of the 2001 attacks is signing on to the legislation.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R), the eye-patch-wearing former Navy SEAL, wound up in a spat with responders after he criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Min.) for comments about 9/11 that were taken out of context and blasted around social media.

Using 9/11 to bash Omar when Crenshaw wasn’t backing the 9/11 bill — while she was — rubbed some responders the wrong way. They called him out on Twitter, including one who had gotten the brush off from the Texan in the hallways of Capitol Hill.

Some Democrats including New York Reps. Max Rose and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez picked up the tweets and amplified them. Crenshaw accused Democrats of orchestrating an attack.

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