NRCC Demands Apology for 'SNL' Joke on Disabled Veteran

SNL Continues to Not Be Funny as 'Comedian' Attacks Decorated War Veteran

Dan Crenshaw, a veteran running for U.S. Representative in Texas, said Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson does not owe him an apology, despite the outrage the joke caused. He added, "I'm sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever".

Crenshaw has since been alerted to Davidson's comments, and wrote on Twitter this afternoon that he doesn't appreciate being mocked for his appearance: "Good rule in life: I try hard not to offend; I try harder not to be offended". "But I would like [Pete Davidson] and SNL to recognize something which is that veterans across the county probably don't feel as though their wounds that they received in battle should be the subject of a bad punchline, for a bad joke".

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) released a statement on Sunday demanding an apology from Davidson.

When a picture of Crenshaw was put on the screen, co-star Michael Che blurted out: "Oh, come on, man!" John McCain was "not a war hero", although McCain spent years as a prisoner in Vietnam.

Donald Trump Jr. responded, "The sad thing is that this sounds more like leftist editorial than anything these days".

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"I wanted to get away from this culture where we demand apologies every time someone misspeaks", Crenshaw said in the clip.

Crenshaw was injured during his third deployment in 2012 when he was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Afghanistan, according to his website.

Crenshaw is running to represent the heavily-Republican second district of Texas, and is widely expected to win against his general election opponent, Democrat Todd Litton.

Doctors said he'd never see again, but Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye after undergoing several surgeries and receiving specialized contact lenses.

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