Eyeless Congressional Candidate Isn’t Thrilled With Pete Davidson’s SNL Jokes


"You may be surprised to hear he's a Congressional candidate from Texas and not a hitman in a porno movie", Davidson said during the skit.

Davidson's segment on Weekend Update kicked off with his first impressions of several midterms candidates, though he didn't claim to be an expert on the races.

During a bit on Republicans running for Congress, Davidson joked that Dan Crenshaw looks like he belongs in a porno.

"I'm sorry - I know he lost his eye in war or whatever", he chuckled. The remark caught tons of backlash.

"One of our Afghan interpreters stepped on a pressure plate right in front of me", he said. His website describes how he lost his eye: "On Dan's third deployment in 2012, his life changed forever".

After multiple surgeries, Crenshaw regained sight in his remaining eye, and deployed overseas two more times.

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NRCC spokesperson Jack Pandol also criticized Davidson, and referred to the comedian's closing comments, wherein he briefly explained his recent split with fiance and pop superstar Ariana Grande.

Davidson noted that there are "some gross people" running and dissed candidates such as Gov. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), among others.

When a picture of Crenshaw was put on the screen, co-star Michael Che blurted out: "Oh, come on, man!"

The National Republican Congressional Committee tweeted Sunday morning that David and NBC "should immediately apologize to Dan, and to the millions of veterans and military families who tune in every weekend - because they're not laughing".

The comedian then made a decision to turn the joke on himself, saying he knows he "shouldn't be making fun of how anyone looks". "She's a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world".