Dan Crenshaw addresses Pete Davidson’s panned ‘SNL’ joke during victory speech

Dan Crenshaw is having the last laugh. 

The former Navy SEAL elected to Texas’ 2nd Congressional District Tuesday coyly mentioned a widely criticized joke from “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend. 

Commenting on Crenshaw’s looks, comedian Pete Davidson compared the the vet, who lost his eye to IED blast in Afghanistan in 2012, to “a hitman in a porno movie” during the show’s news-like “Weekend Update” skit. The joke was slammed on Twitter and criticized by Davidson’s “SNL” co-star, Kenan Thompson, the son of a Vietnam vet. 

From the podium, Crenshaw recognized people from his team, including the man who persuaded him to run, while mentioning the “SNL” moment.

“He’s upset because the recent ‘Saturday Night Live’ controversy has resulted in me having more Twitter followers than (him),” Crenshaw cracked.

Later, Crenshaw remarked Americans “are not a people that shatter at the first sign of offense” which resulted in laughter from the crowd. 

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