‘Deep State Dan’: GOP Rep Crenshaw called ‘swamp creature,’ likened to John McCain after urging Georgians to vote in Senate runoff

‘Deep State Dan’: GOP Rep Crenshaw called ‘swamp creature,’ likened to John McCain after urging Georgians to vote in Senate runoff

“Lin Wood is a Democrat that wants Republicans to self-destruct,” Crenshaw tweeted on Thursday. “Just because he wears a MAGA hat does not mean he shares a single value with you,” he said, adding “He’s a grifter.”

Thus, Crenshaw joined a slew of conservative voices, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who initially supported Donald Trump’s election fraud claims in the 2020 contest, but were outraged at how Wood and Powell chose to push the issue.

All eyes are on Georgia now, as the January runoff elections will decide which party takes the US senate.

The two Trump attorneys told a Georgia rally crowd on Wednesday not to vote for Republican Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue until they vocally backed Trump in his election fraud claims.

“If Kelly Loeffler wants your vote, if David Perdue wants your vote, they’ve got to earn it!” Wood proclaimed, while Powell said Georgians should hold onto their ballots until “their vote was secure.”

There were plenty of avid conservatives who agreed with the lawyers’ political strategy more than with Crenshaw’s, however.

The congressman’s message was taken to be anti-Trump and pro-establishment. He was even dubbed “Deep State Dan” as tweeters accused him of being a “globalist” and a “swamp creature.”

Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin mockingly called him “John McCain in an eyepatch,” referring to Trump’s late detractor in the Senate.

While Crenshaw mockingly called Wood a Democrat, his defenders insisted he was a “patriot” and merely “demanding politicians do the right thing.”

“Dan Crenshaw sold America out,” tweeted former GOP Senate candidate Lauren Witzke.

The intra-party backlash to Wood’s and Powell’s appeal for voters to stay away from the polls appears to be growing. Previously, Senator Ted Cruz called Wood a “clown” for risking Republicans’ chances to win the Senate.

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