'It's Not a Joke': Bongino Slams 'SNL' for Mocking GOP Candidate's Combat Wound
Former SEAL Dan Crenshaw lost eye in Afghanistan.
Dan Bongino said the entire "Saturday Night Live" team should be "embarrassed" after a cast member mocked a wounded veteran who's running for Congress.
During the show's "Weekend Update" segment Saturday, Pete Davidson took a shot at Dan Crenshaw, a retired Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in a 2012 IED attack in Afghanistan.
"You may be surprised to hear [Crenshaw is] a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hit man in a porno movie," Davidson joked, a reference to the eye patch worn by Crenshaw over his right eye.
Davidson giggled afterwards, saying, "Sorry. I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever."
Crenshaw said he isn't demanding an apology from "Saturday Night Live" or NBC, but he lamented that the definition of humor seems to have changed, and politics and comedy cannot be separated.
On "Fox & Friends" Monday, Bongino agreed, saying he has thick skin when it comes to comedy, but this joke crossed a "red line."
Bongino, a former NYPD officer and Secret Service agent, recalled when he visited Afghanistan with former President Obama, and saw U.S. soldiers who had been wounded defending their nation.
"That's not 'whatever,'" Bongino said. "Those are men and women who left parts of their body on overseas soil for American freedom."
He noted that sometimes when a joke on "Saturday Night Live" goes too far, an uncomfortable hush will fall over the audience and set, but that's not what happened in this case.
"It almost seemed like there was this ebullient praise for this, like nobody saw how distasteful this was," Bongino said. "The 'SNL' team really needs to rethink this one."
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