Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, blasted 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders this week for “pandering” to military veterans.
It all started Sunday, when the Vermont senator tried to make a point about how veterans are taken care of in the United States.
“If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, then don’t go to war,” Sanders tweeted.
Crenshaw, who lost his eye in a combat injury sustained in 2012 in Afghanistan, wasn’t having it.
This time, he said, Sanders’ pandering is “personal.”
“Watching Bernie pander to different groups to get their vote has always disgusted me, but now it’s personal,” Crenshaw tweeted Tuesday.
“I didn’t go to war so that you would take care of me, Bernie,” he added. “I went because I wanted to serve and our country needed it.” MORE