Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson apologizes to Congressman-elect and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw for a joke he made about his war-caused disability on last week's show. Crenshaw lost his eye to an IED while he was fighting in Afghanistan during his third combat tour. He accepted Davidson's apology and asked viewers to never forget the sacrifice made by those who serve in uniform.
“In what I’m sure was a huge shock to people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson said. “I made a joke about lieutenant commander Dan Crenshaw, and on behalf of the show and myself, I apologize.”
“The man is a war hero and he deserves all of the respect in the world. And if any good came of this, maybe it was that for one day the left and the right finally came together to agree on something — that I’m a dick,” Davidson said.
Crenshaw appeared to say, "You think?"
He also thanked Davidson for "making a Republican look good," teased him about his appearance, and asked people to remember Veterans' Day.
"Maybe say, ‘Thanks for your service,'” he said. “But I would actually encourage you to say something else. Tell a veteran ‘Never forget.’ When you say ‘never forget’ to a veteran, you are implying that as an American you are in it with them, not separated by some imaginary barrier between civilians and veterans but connected together as grateful fellow Americans who will never forget the sacrifices made by veterans past and present and never forget those we lost on 9/11 — heroes like Pete’s father.