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SNL' mocks GOP candidate Dan Crenshaw who lost an eye in war. He responds -- and it's awesome

Glenn Beck

“Saturday Night Live’s” Pete Davidson is under fire for mocking the appearance of GOP congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in an IED blast in Afghanistan. Read more on this here.

Crenshaw, who is running for a seat representing Texas’s 2nd Congressional District, could have used the outpouring of empathy and outrage toward the tasteless joke, to further his political agenda. But he refused to play the proverbial victim card.

He told TMZ he wants to "get away from this culture where we demand apologies every time someone misspeaks. I think that would be very healthy for our nation to go in that direction."

Crenshaw also appeared on “Fox & Friends” Monday, to explain why he isn't demanding an apology.

Crenshaw joined Glenn on Monday's episode of “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” to talk about the tasteless skit on 'SNL' and why he isn't responding with righteous indignation.

"I don't have to be offended by that. I don't have to be outraged," explained Crenshaw. "That doesn't mean what he said isn't offensive, because it's not just me I have to think about. I do have to think about all the veterans who are disfigured from war and now feel like they're fair game for, you know, roaring laughter from the crowd. I thought that was a little strange. And I think a lot of veterans are just looking at that and saying, 'Why is that funny?'"

Watch the video clip above to catch more of this conversation.

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