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Rep. Dan Crenshaw fires back after Pete Davidson admits his 'SNL' apology to veteran lawmaker was forced

'I can't get out of Pete Davidson's head'

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw (Texas) hit out at "Saturday Night Live" comedian Pete Davidson's recent admission that his apology to the conservative lawmaker was forced.

Davidson issued an apology to Crenshaw after making fun of the veteran's eye patch during a 2018 segment on the long-running comedy sketch show, and the two later appeared on the show together in an apparent show of camaraderie.

The camaraderie was apparently false, though, on Davidson's behalf because he recently admitted that he only issued an apology to Crenshaw because his hand was forced.

What are the details?

"Listen," Crenshaw said during a Friday "Fox & Friends" appearance. "I can't get out of Pete Davidson's head. He's been — he's been thinking about me a lot for the past year as he builds this comedy routine apparently. I'm not so sure his jokes always land, but it is what it is."

He continued, "It's like our comedic careers are joined at the hip because he can't stop thinking about me. It's a little sad. We had a really good moment at that time in 2018. America liked it. The left and the right liked it. So, we don't really want to ruin that."

During Davidson's new stand-up special, "Alive from New York," Davidson revealed that he was forced to make the apology.

"So I made fun of this guy with an eyepatch and then, like, I kind of got forced to apologize," Davidson said. "My roommate thought I should apologize so that I didn't get shot in the face."

Davidson continued, "People were like, 'You hate America!' And I'm like, 'No, I just didn't want to be incorrect about how he lost his f***ing eye. Is that a crime?!'"

He later added, "The only thing I did do, which I am guilty of — and I apologize for — is I did make that guy famous and a household name for no reason, right? I did what, like, Ariana Grande did for me, right? I sucked his d**k at 'SNL.'"

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