Sima Ladjevardian Condemns Crenshaw’s Disgusting Attack on Sen. Duckworth Behind Closed Doors

July 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Tonight a shocking new video emerged of Congressman Dan Crenshaw at a private event openly claiming U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth — who lost both her legs and partial use of her arm in service to the nation — wants to destroy America.

“I think a general message that 'the left stands for the destruction of America and the right doesn't,' probably works pretty well with veterans, even liberal ones. Because even liberal veterans probably don't agree with that — unless you're Tammy Duckworth.”

Senator Duckworth defended Congressman Crenshaw in 2018 after the SNL incident that made him famous, stating “This is absolutely appalling. No one should ever mock a Veteran for the wounds they received while defending our great nation, regardless of political party or what you think of their politics. Pete Davidson owes Dan Crenshaw an apology.”

In response, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian issued the following statement:

“These comments are just the latest sad example in Congressman Crenshaw’s rapid transformation into a partisan hack who will sell you out behind closed doors, like he just did to Senator Duckworth. Senator Duckworth not only lost both of her legs and partial use of her arm in service of her country, but she even defended the Congressman after the incident that made him famous.

“Dan Crenshaw changed after going to Washington and this is a glimpse into who he has become: a shameless politician who will stick a knife into his colleague if it scores him cheap political points. If that’s how he betrays his colleagues in private, imagine what he’s doing to his constituents after breaking his promise on pre-existing conditions and taking tens of thousands of dollars in corporate PAC money.”

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Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.

Sima Ladjevardian Condemns Crenshaw’s Disgusting Attack on Sen. Duckworth Behind Closed Doors