Pete Davidson doesn't owe me an apology, Crenshaw says

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A Texas Republican congressional candidate chided "Saturday Night Live" comic Pete Davidson for poking fun of the eyepatch he wears because he was badly wounded during his third tour in Afghanistan as a Navy SEAL. 'I know he lost his eye in war or whatever'. "But I would like [Pete Davidson] and SNL to recognize something which is that veterans across the county probably don't feel as though their wounds that they received in battle should be the subject of a bad punchline, for a bad joke".

NRCC spokesperson, Jack Pandol, released a statement Sunday, criticizing Davidson's actions, adding that being dumped is "no excuse for lashing out" at a war hero.

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During the "Weekend Update" portion of the NBC program, cast member Pete Davidson began a segment discussing Texas Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw, who he sarcastically described as "pretty cool" as a picture of Crenshaw flashed on the screen.

While campaigning in July 2015, Donald Trump said McCain wasn't a "war hero because he was captured". "Last night I switched her birth control with Tic-Tacs.I believe in us and all, but I just want to make sure that she can't go anywhere", he said. On the third such deployment in 2012, he was injured by an IED blast that nearly blinded him, and cost him his right eye.

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Doctors said he'd never see again, but Crenshaw regained sight in his left eye after undergoing several surgeries and receiving specialized contact lenses.

The comedian joked that he started paying attention to the midterm elections after he "had to move back in with my mom", a clear reference to his breakup with Grande. He joked Crenshaw looked like a hitman from a porno, and said of his injury. "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world". 'Go vote on Tuesday'.

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