In the age of Trump, more and more on the right side of the aisle have found the courage to directly challenge their counterparts on the left’s rhetoric and false narratives. Newly minted rockstar of the right, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), is no exception to that — except his courage doesn’t seem like the result of any motivation. Crenshaw’s courage comes from his conviction to stand up for what he believes is right, not because of some blind loyalty to a political party.
Crenshaw was interviewed by the Washington Examiner this week, and the freshman congressman had some choice words for failed senate candidate from Texas, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
O’Rourke is currently in the middle of his self-exploration tour while he contemplates whether or not to take the media’s advice on possibly running for the presidency in 2020.
Crenshaw thinks that O’Rourke’s recent public questioning of the U.S. Constitution should prevent him from ever coming close to the Oval Office.
“Anybody who questions the validity of the Constitution — whether it works in the modern era — should never be president,” Crenshaw told the Examiner.
O’Rourke questioned the modern day validity of the Constitution earlier this week.
“I’m hesitant to answer it because I really feel like it deserves its due, and I don’t want to give you a — actually, just selfishly, I don’t want a sound bite of it reported, but, yeah, I think that’s the question of the moment: Does this still work?” O’Rourke told the Washington Post. “Can an empire like ours with military presence in over 170 countries around the globe, with trading relationships ... and security agreements in every continent, can it still be managed by the same principles that were set down 230-plus years ago?”
The Constitution is not a polite suggestion. It’s not a document bound by time. It’s a living, breathing document that even the Founding Fathers knew should be open for revision but never dismissed.