Rep. Dan Crenshaw faced the wrath of fellow conservatives including Newsmax host Michelle Malkin for calling out a Georgia lawyer who recommended Republican voters skip next month’s Senate contests.
Ms. Malkin, a conservative blogger who started the Twitchy website, replied to that post by referring to the eye patch Mr. Crenshaw wears as a result of losing an eye fighting in Afghanistan.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat, was quick to come to his Republican colleague’s defense on Twitter afterward.
“You’re sick,” Mr. Swalwell said about Ms. Malkin. “@DanCrenshawTX served our country in war and now public office. What have you done?”
“I think we all know who the real Democrat is,” gun-rights activist Kaitlin Bennett said to Mr. Crenshaw in another tweet subsequently shared, or retweeted, several hundred times.
Georgia’s two U.S. Senate seats are up for grabs on Jan. 5. Republican incumbents Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue face Democratic challengers Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, respectively.
Mr. Wood is among President Trump’s supporters who allege his race for reelection was marred by purported fraud and is suing to stop Democratic challenger Joseph R. Biden from becoming president.
He made the remarks about the Georgia race Wednesday in Atlanta. Mr. Trump’s campaign attacked him on Twitter hours later by sharing a Breitbart article touting his past donations to Democrats.
Leaders of federal law enforcement and security agencies have said they found no evidence of fraud in the recent White House race that would have altered its outcome. Inauguration Day is Jan. 20.
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