Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., an Army veteran, welcomed two fellow wounded veterans, Rep. Jim Baird, from Indiana, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, from Texas, to Congress by tweeting a remarkable photo with his Republican colleagues.
An image that illustrates the tremendous sacrifice so many veterans have made for this great country.
“5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American. Welcome to Congress,
@ElectJimBaird & @DanCrenshawTX,” Mast tweeted, as the three men stood in the well of the House.
5 eyes. 5 arms. 4 legs. All American.
Welcome to Congress, @ElectJimBaird & @DanCrenshawTX. pic.twitter.com/NU7YnbAE4u
— Rep. Brian Mast (@RepBrianMast) January 3, 2019
Stars and Stripes broke down the math by explaining that Mast lost both legs in 2010 while clearing improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, while Baird lost an arm in Vietnam and Crenshaw lost an eye as a Navy SEAL serving in Afghanistan.
Mast, who is beginning his second term in Congress, has something else in common with Baird and Crenshaw, according to Stars and Stripes: all three congressmen have earned Bronze Stars and Purple Hearts.
True American heroes, all three.
Crenshaw was in the news recently when liberal soy boy Pete Davidson mocked the veteran for losing an eye while serving in Afghanistan, comparing him to “a hitman in a porno movie” in pathetic Saturday Night Live skit.
“I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war or whatever,” Davidson said after the smear.
‘SNL’ mocks GOP candidate who lost an eye in Afghanistan, but libs have beef with Trump? https://t.co/jfTTx5lErh pic.twitter.com/FGTkTmX2NO
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 4, 2018
Crenshaw responded by making a surprise appearance on SNL, proving that not only does he have a sense of humor, but that you can be funny and still have a little class — Davidson apologized to Crenshaw on air.
Mast’s photo was enough to make hearts from both sides of the aisle swell with both pride and respect, as seen in the reactions online.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
God bless you all!
— Anna Khait (@Annakhait) January 3, 2019
I may disagree with them politically, but a very cool picture given the service it demonstrates. Lots of firsts in this congress, including the new veterans serving on both sides!
— Andrew McFarland (@ammcfar1) January 3, 2019
Thank you for your continued service gentlemen! A group that truly knows what it takes to keep this country free and great.
— Ronnie Mims (@ronnie_mims) January 4, 2019
You are examples of the best this country has to offer. May God Bless you all and thank you for all your service to our country. ??????
— Lori Latimer (@lorilatimer) January 4, 2019
I’m a Democrat but have to say – this fires me up. Congrats guys
— Jonathan Abramson (@ImJonAbramson) January 4, 2019
Cool pic and caption!
I’m on the other side, but nonetheless respect the heroes here who continue to serve our country. Congrats, fellas! #LoveMyCountry
— lwsanfran (@wonggal) January 3, 2019
Veterans and our sick sense of humor…if you three do look like a Bond Villain Reunion
— Chris W (@grumpyscout78) January 4, 2019
There is zero chance of a better tweet the rest of the year! Now go do great things ??
— Ryan Ness (@RyanNess42) January 3, 2019
3 patriots who bleed red, white & blue https://t.co/35YBvl51pv
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) January 3, 2019
This is what you call a badass tweet! https://t.co/f5jYd9rs7i
— Joshua Wilson (@siThNaSt) January 4, 2019
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