Talk of a debate with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been floating around for several months following Jake Tappers interview with the Junior Senator.
During the interview Tapper asked Ocasio-Cortez how she plans to pay for her radical socialistic ideas? Dancing around the question, Ocasio-Cortez could not provide an answer.
Newly elected (R) Rep. from Texas’ 2nd district Dan Crenshaw agrees, debate is important especially when discussing such radical change.
“When you’re throwing out such radical ideas like that, asking for a little bit of explanation is probably the best way to debate them because there is no explanation,” Crenshaw stated.
“These are not well-thought out ideas. I don’t like being hyperbolic in my language, but they’re dangerous, he said “They’re dangerous ideas.”
“I think that maybe somebody like me should question her on these things and talk about those ideas,” he concluded.
Ocasio-Cortez and Crenshaw are arguably the two most popular newly elected lawmakers, which would set the stage for a very popular event, and Crenshaw is ready.
Crenshaw is a Scottish-born American politician and former United States Navy SEAL officer serving as the U.S. Representative for Texas’s 2nd congressional district since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was elected in the 2018 midterms.
He served in the Navy SEALs for ten years, including three tours of duty, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Crenshaw was a member of SEAL Team Three; and was based out of Coronado.
While serving in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan in 2012, Crenshaw was injured by the detonation of an improvised explosive device; he lost his right eye and required surgery to save the vision in his left eye.
After the injury, he was deployed to Bahrain and South Korea. As a Navy SEAL, he earned two Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with valor. He was medically retired from military service in 2016.