Dan Crenshaw garnered national headlines in November, when Pete Davidson mocked the former Navy SEAL for having lost an eye from an IED while serving the country in Afghanistan (You can read more about Crenshaw’s impressive military service HERE). At the time, retired Lieutenant Commander Dan Crenshaw was running in Texas’ Second Congressional District.
Crenshaw responded to Pete’s attack on SNL with dignity and eventually, they made up on a segment on Saturday Night Live. Crenshaw got the chance to roast Davison on the show and got an Ariana Grande jab in. Crenshaw, who is a Republican, won his election last November to grab a seat in Congress. Now the one-eyed Congressman from Texas had another celebrity encounter, this one much friendlier.
Crenshaw, who has been awarded two Bronze Stars (one with Valor), the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor, and the Purple Heart during his five deployments (two after losing his eye), was excited to meet Chris Evans who plays Captain America. Crenshaw was so excited that he wore his best comic book-inspired glass eye for the meeting.
Crenshaw, who wears an eyepatch, had a special surprise for Evans. Crenshaw wore his Captain America-themed glass eye to greet the Marvel superhero actor. The glass eye is modeled after Captain America’s red, white, and blue star shield. “When Captain America sees your Captain America glass eye,” Crenshaw tweeted.
The 37-year-old The Avengers star, who was in Washington D.C. to discuss the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and criminal justice reform with politicians, replied that Crenshaw’s eye was “A VERY cool use of vibranium.”
In other eye-related Dan Crenshaw news, the Texas representative was recently questioned about his choice of eyewear. Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, asked Crenshaw why he wears prescription glasses and why he doesn’t wear a monocle.
Crenshaw responded by doubling down on his love for regular eyeglasses despite only having one eye. We are learning so much about the tribulations of having only one eye thanks to Dan Crenshaw.