Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw, a wounded Navy SEAL, has a message for Beto’s antics online. The Daily Caller reports:
Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw responded to fellow Texan Robert “Beto” O’Rourke on Thursday after the former congressman live-streamed his visit to the dentist’s office.
“If you get your teeth cleaned on Instagram live, it shows that you’re just out of touch,” Crenshaw told the Washington Examiner. “That doesn’t make you relatable or cool. It just makes you weird.”
O’Rourke posted a series of videos on Instagram a week prior in which he chatted with his dental hygienist as he was sitting in the dentist’s chair. The hygienist was pulling teeth-cleaning tools out of the former congressman’s mouth while she discussed life in El Paso.
Politicians have been using social media as a way to appear more relatable to constituents. Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren cooked and drank beer on Instagram Live after announcing her launch of an exploratory committee for a presidential campaign.
Politicians can be relatable without resorting to these foolish measures.