Congressman-elect Dan Crenshaw pushed back Sunday morning in a CBS News roundtable on the idea that President Trump is undermining democracy and attacking the free press.

Rep.-elect Chrissy Houlahan (D-Penn.), one of three Democrats facing off with Crenshaw, argued on "Face the Nation" that Trump is "literally" attacking the press with his inflammatory rhetoric.

“I would argue that our president is consistently disruptive…and I would argue that he treats [the press] with disrespect,” she said.

Crenshaw (R-Texas), a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in a 2012 IED attack, quickly refuted Houlahan's remark.

"I've literally been attacked. Let's chose our words carefully," Crenshaw replied.


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Crenshaw has been in the spotlight after he was mocked on Saturday Night Live over his war injury, and then won his race to represent Texas' second congressional district.

He also questioned how President Trump has been "undermining our democracy," arguing the media has painted with a "broad brush" in criticizing the president. 

"We just had an election where we switched power in the House. Democracy is at work," he countered, adding he does not like when Trump calls the press the "enemy of the people."

On Fox & Friends on Monday, former NYPD and Secret Service officer Dan Bongino applauded Crenshaw's comments.

"He has asked the question I've been begging everyone to ask forever: how? How is the president undermining democracy?" he said.

Bongino said that Trump "can't stop answering questions" and called him "the most Democratic president we've seen in decades."

"This is so dumb. You're making yourself look silly by saying it," he said.



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