Former U.S. Navy SEAL turned Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) released a new action movie-style campaign ad on Sunday promoting Sens. David Purdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are both headed for a runoff election in Georgia in January.
The video, which has amassed more than 4.2 million views, features a cameo from fellow Navy SEAL and survivor of Operation Red Wings, Marcus Luttrell, and sees Crenshaw skydive into Georgia to promote Purdue and Loeffler while confronting a group of Antifa-like black block activists.
“Georgia Reloaded is here,” Crenshaw tweeted. “The epic saga continues, this time in Georgia. Everything is on the line. Donate to the fight at https://t.co/2j2lVY8Ak7.”
Georgia Reloaded is here.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) December 13, 2020
In the video, Crenshaw appears to give a victory speech after winning reelection in the November 2020 U.S. elections. Crenshaw’s speech is interrupted when Luttrell tells him the two Georgia Senate seats have gone to a runoff election.
“Who are we up against?” Crenshaw asks.
“You’ll never believe this,” says another advisor, before a voiceover of a British-accented woman says, “Far-left activists are attempting to gain full and total control of the U.S. government” while showing footage of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Rep. Alexandria Occasio Cortez (D-NY), Democratic Georgia Senate candidate John Ossoff and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.
The voiceover says, “Your mission will be to rally support across Georgia behind these American patriots, Senator Purdue and Senator Loeffler. They must win.”
“We have two patriots down there, Senator Loeffler and Senator Purdue,” says Luttrell. “Great fighters with a great message.”
The video then cuts to Crenshaw performing a HALO jump out of a plane. As Crenshaw is diving down towards his landing zone in Georgia, he asks what the situation is on the ground, to which the voiceover says “We do have a small problem at the landing zone. So-called Antifascists — an ironic term, given their propensity to, well, act like fascists — are patrolling the area.”
The voiceover suggests Crenshaw avoid the “Antifascists” but he says, “Negative, I want to say hello to the greeting party.”
The video then cuts to two supposed “Antifascists” sitting in a pickup truck, waiting for Crenshaw to land. One “Antifascist” says, “I don’t even know why I’m so angry” to which the other replies, “Well, the news told us to be.”
Crenshaw then lands on the hood of the truck, causing the two “Antifascists” to scream, before he punches through the windshield.
The Crenshaw campaign ad is a sequel to another similar action-movie style ad he shot ahead of the November election.
The ad has garnered tens of thousands of likes, comments and retweets, including a retweet from Loeffler. Ari Fleischer, the former White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush also tweeted, “Gotta love @DanCrenshawTX.”
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) December 15, 2020
Other Twitter users responded negatively to Crenshaw’s ad, including retired U.S. Army Gen. Raymond “Tony” Thomas, who led Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Thomas tweeted, “Watched this twice now. I was sure it must be an SNL or Comedy Central skit. Nope, just the base(r) level our political environment slips to with each succeeding day. There is a reason 100M people opted not to vote again this year. Embarrassing.”
Watched this twice now. I was sure it must be an SNL or Comedy Central skit. Nope, just the base(r) level our political environment slips to with each succeeding day. There is a reason 100M people opted not to vote again this year. Embarrassing. https://t.co/FwmSQA626v
— Tony Thomas (@TonyT2Thomas) December 14, 2020