In a Twitch livestream on Tuesday night, Hasan Piker, reviewing a clip of U.S. Military veteran Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) talking to podcast host Joe Rogan, mocked Crenshaw’s lost eye, a wartime injury, and said America “deserved” 9/11.
Piker said, “This guy has the understanding of foreign policy of, like, a 12-year-old. What the f***. What the f*** is wrong with this dude? Didn’t he go to war and like literally lose his eye because some mujahideen — a brave f***ing soldier — f***ed his eye hole with their d***?”
Cenk's Nephew called the man who took @DanCrenshawTX's eye a "brave fucking soldier" This is what happens when you're gifted a job by your Uncle you know you didn't earn & it eats away at your mental state. pic.twitter.com/BohESrbvJ6
— Sean Fitzgerald (@IamSean90) August 21, 2019
During the same stream, he said “America deserved 9/11, dude.” Referring to the attacks on the Twin Towers that killed 3,000 innocent people.
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) August 21, 2019
I think Hasan Piker and I should have a beer summit in Manhattan sometime soon. I will even make sure and bring the eyepatch he’ll be wearing later that day. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL, lost his eye in an explosion during deployment in Afghanistan. His campaign website described the incident thoroughly:
On Dan’s third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever. After six months of combat operations, Dan was hit by an IED blast during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was evacuated and awoke from his medically induced coma learning that his right eye had been destroyed in the blast and his left eye was still present, but badly damaged. Dan was completely blind and the doctors did not believe he would ever see again. Tara stood by him every day and night, keeping faith and praying he would see again. After several difficult surgeries, he eventually regained sight in his left eye, a miracle according to the head surgeon.