WATCH: Rep. Dan Crenshaw Threatens and Assaults Right-Wing Reporter Who Was Grilling Him About Being a War Hawk
Rep. Dan Crenshaw threatened and tripped a right-wing National File reporter who was grilling him about being a war hawk.
The incident was captured on video by both reporter Charles Downs and National File publisher Noel Fritsch — the one who was tripped.
“RINO warmonger Dan Crenshaw threatened and tried to trip our publisher @NoelFritsch as our reporters @howleyreporter and @thecharlesdowns questioned him about his support for war spending and Scalise not having enough votes yet for speaker,” National File tweeted with first-person footage from Fritsch.
In the video, Crenshaw can be heard taunting the reporter before the assault, claiming that he appeared to be having trouble walking backwards.
RINO warmonger Dan Crenshaw threatened and tried to trip our publisher @NoelFritsch as our reporters @howleyreporter and @thecharlesdowns questioned him about his support for war spending and Scalise not having enough votes yet for speaker. pic.twitter.com/s5LEVLGL20
— National File (@NationalFile) October 11, 2023
Immediately after the incident, National File reporter Patrick Howley called him out for the assault.
Check out the extended video, you can clearly see Dan Crenshaw threatening our publisher @noelfritsch as @howleyreporter and I asked him about how he is a warmonger and how Scalise does not have enough votes at this time for speaker. Clear as day! pic.twitter.com/n60ctyi9U0
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) October 11, 2023
A video filmed by Downs shows that Fritsch was right in front of stairs when the tripping occurred, making the situation even more dangerous.
JUST IN: Congressman Dan Crenshaw caught on camera trying to TRIP REPORTER when asked why he supports war..
DOES THIS CONSTITUTE ASSAULT?
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) October 11, 2023
The Gateway Pundit has contacted Fritsch and asked if he will file a complaint. We will update this story if a response is provided.
UPDATE: Downs and Howley have confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that Fritsch is filing a police report about the incident.