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Rep. Crenshaw signed $250G book deal before joining Congress, report shows

Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw signed a six-figure ebook cope with Hachette Ebook Group earlier than turning into a member of Congress, based on a monetary report filed this week.

The onetime Navy SEAL, 35, claimed a $250,000 ebook cope with Hachette as earned revenue in 2018, based on a Monetary Disclosure Report modification filed with the Clerk of the Home of Representatives on Monday.

Then-congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw reacts to the crowd with his wife, Tara. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)

Then-congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw reacts to the group together with his spouse, Tara. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle by way of AP, File)

Crenshaw’s workplace confirmed to Fox Information that he signed a ebook deal earlier than becoming a member of the Legislature, and that the yet-to-be-titled ebook will discover psychological toughness and America’s outrage tradition. It’s slated for publication subsequent April.

Whereas performing members of the Home of Representatives “may not receive an advance payment on copyright royalties,” based on Home ethics guidelines, Crenshaw would have been permitted to take a ebook advance earlier than turning into a member of Congress.

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Crenshaw graduated from Tufts College in Massachusetts in 2006. He then went by means of SEAL coaching in Coronado, Calif., after having been commissioned as an officer throughout Navy ROTC in faculty.

His first deployment was to Fallujah, Iraq, with SEAL Staff 3. Crenshaw would deploy abroad 5 occasions all through his profession.

In 2012, he was injured and blinded in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive machine (IED) went off. Crenshaw misplaced his proper eye, and now has a glass eye and wears a watch patch.

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After his damage, Crenshaw deployed twice earlier than medically retiring from the navy as a lieutenant commander in 2016, having served 10 years with the SEAL groups. He was awarded a Purple Coronary heart, two Bronze Stars and the Navy Commendation Medal with Valor.

After attending the Harvard Kennedy Faculty of Authorities and incomes a grasp’s diploma in public administration, Crenshaw determined to run for public workplace and was elected to serve in Congress from Texas’ 2nd District in November 2018. He took workplace in January of this yr.

Crenshaw and his now-famous eye patch had been on the core of a “Saturday Night Live” bit in November 2018.

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Comic Pete Davidson took a jab at then-candidate Crenshaw in the course of the present’s “Weekend Update” section, saying on the time, “You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever. Whatever.”

Pete Davidson on "Saturday Night Live." (NBC)

Pete Davidson on “Saturday Night Live.” (NBC)
(NBC)

The clip went viral and Davidson was closely criticized for the joke. Crenshaw later appeared on the present.

Davidson apologized to Crenshaw, and the previous frogman was additionally capable of take just a few jabs on the comic throughout their section.

“I made a joke about Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw, and on behalf of the show and myself, I apologize,” Davidson stated. “I mean this from the bottom of my heart. It was a poor choice of words. The man is a war hero and he deserves all the respect in the world.”

Their section has practically 10 million views on YouTube.

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“But seriously, there’s a lot of lessons to learn here,” Crenshaw stated on “SNL.” “Americans can forgive one another. We can remember what brings us together as a country and still see the good in each other.”

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