Following Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw's appearance on "The Joe Rogan Experience," Hasan Piker, who works for his uncle's YouTube show, "The Young Turks," went on an expletive-filled tirade Tuesday about the former combat veteran's war injury. Piker went on to add "America deserved 9/11, dude, f*** it! I'm saying it!" to his vile rant.
"This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old. What the f***? What the f*** is wrong with this dude?" Piker said of Crenshaw. "Didn't he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eye hole with their d**k? Isn't that how he f***ing lost his dumbass eye, because he e got his f***ing eye hole f***ed, by a brave soldier?"
Crenshaw took to Twitter Wednesday to respond to Piker's disgusting speech.
"[Hasan Piker] seems to confuse 'Improvised Explosive Device' with some weird terrorist fantasy. Lol sorry for triggering you Hasan. You're no Pete Davidson, stop trying so hard," he wrote in reference to the "Saturday Night Live" comedian who mocked Crenshaw's war injury last year, but later apologized.
Crenshaw served three tours in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL and lost his eye in an IED explosion.
On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck called Piker's tirade "some of the most vile speech I've ever heard."
"What was said about Dan Crenshaw yesterday is beyond reprehensible," Glenn asserted. "But as vile and disgusting as it is, I will defend his right to say this. I will not call for him being banned, him being silenced or anything else. Freedom of speech. The First Amendment means you must stand up for the most vile speech you can comprehend — and that is some of the most vile speech I've ever heard.
"But he has an absolute constitutional right, damn it, to say it. And I — I hate saying that. I hate defending his right to say those things. But that's what it's all about. This isn't something that calls for somebody to be banned ... to be pulled off the air. This calls for common decency."
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"NOT NORMAL DEMOCRATS": The Young Turks Host Hasan Piker Slams Dan Crenshaw for Losing Eye youtu.be
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