Winning is the best revenge.
After obtaining his convention offer in Texas, the then Navy SEAL, who lost eye distance in Afghanistan, had the republican Dan Crenshaw, a sly message for the comedian who mocked him.
Crenshaw assured his supporters in his victory speech on Tuesday night that he was not offended by "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson's dig – referring to the eye-patch sport vet as a "hired assassin in a porn movie" – because the politician was simply above all. Kind of.
"Well, I'm from the SEAL teams, we're not really offended," Crenshaw said before adding his own cliché. "But we also like it when comedians are really funny, let's go back to being funny."
Another moment after the podium, the newly elected congressman thanked a member of his campaign and referred to his own rising profile on the social media: "He is upset because the recent controversy of the Saturday Night Live has led to more Twitter followers. "
Davidson commented on his Crenshaw quip and the quick kickback that followed. Fellow SNL member Kenan Thompson, whose own father was a veteran of the Vietnam War, said the joke crossed a line when asked about it in a recent interview. Thompson added that Davidson, who joked about losing his father during the 9/11 attacks, has a "big heart" and does not intentionally insult.
The National Republican Congress Committee demanded an apology from both NBC and Davidson after Saturday's show. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Who lost both feet during his service in Iraq, also said that Davidson Crenshaw owed an apology. But the congressman with his joke target begged to differ.
"They should probably apologize, but that does not mean that I will demand an apology," Crenshaw said during an interview on Monday about "Fox & Friends."
"They've certainly crossed the border," he added, "but their apology will not mean anything to me."
Crenshaw reappeared on Wednesday after his election day victory and credited at least part of his victory for the controversy.
"I must imagine that it probably helped," Crenshaw said. "There are many veterans who do not think their wounds are the source of bad jokes in bad taste for a hysterically smiling audience."