A former SEAL officer-turned US Congressman is under fire by a New York University journalism professor, who denounced him for criticizing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar over an insensitive comment about the events of September 11, 2001.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was referred to as “Captain S***head” by professor Talia Lavin, a former New Yorker writer who took the university job after she was forced to resign from the publication.
Crenshaw spoke out against Congresswoman Omar (D-MN), a Somali-American politician and Muslim activist, who referred to 9/11 as a time when “some people did something.”
The former SEAL uttered a single word on Twitter: “Unbelievable.”
According to the Daily Mail, this didn’t sit well with Lavin, who believed she possessed the moral high ground to disparage Rep. Crenshaw.
“The real victim,” she tweeted. “Captain S***head.”
Lavin was quickly called out, but doubled down.
“Oh I see the right-wing pearl clutchers are here,” she wrote. “Sorry, it’s my right to criticize a political hack who was also once a troop,’ she added after facing backlash.“
Finally, when she was reminded that Crenshaw was a retired Lieutenant Commander, she did not waste an opportunity to put in a final jab.
“Actually ur right I should respect his rank,” she wrote in textspeak. “His name is Lieutenant Commander s**thead.”
Lavin took on her job at the university after she mistakenly ID’d a US immigration agent as a Nazi sympathizer, which led to her forced resignation from the New Yorker.
Lavin is still writing, however, and has recently posted a perspective article in The Washington Post, claiming the “far right spread politically convenient lies about the Notre Dame fire.”
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