Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw signed a six-figure guide cope with Hachette E-book Group earlier than changing into a member of Congress, in line with a monetary report filed this week.
The onetime Navy SEAL, 35, claimed a $250,000 guide cope with Hachette as earned earnings in 2018, in line with a Monetary Disclosure Report modification filed with the Clerk of the Home of Representatives on Monday.
Crenshaw’s workplace confirmed to Fox Information that he signed a guide deal earlier than becoming a member of the Legislature, and that the yet-to-be-titled guide will discover psychological toughness and America’s outrage tradition. It’s slated for publication subsequent April.
Whereas appearing members of the Home of Representatives “might not obtain an advance fee on copyright royalties,” in line with Home ethics guidelines, Crenshaw would have been permitted to take a guide advance earlier than changing into a member of Congress.
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Crenshaw graduated from Tufts College in Massachusetts in 2006. He then went via 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 Workforce 3. Crenshaw would deploy abroad 5 occasions all through his profession.
In 2012, he was injured and blinded in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive gadget (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 harm, Crenshaw deployed twice earlier than medically retiring from the army 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 College 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 12 months.
Crenshaw and his now-famous eye patch have been on the core of a “Saturday Evening Dwell” 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 Replace” phase, saying on the time, “It’s possible you’ll be stunned to listen to he is a congressional candidate from Texas and never a hitman in a porno film. I am sorry, I do know he misplaced his eye in struggle, or no matter. No matter.”
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 a number of jabs on the comic throughout their phase.
“I made a joke about Lt. Cmdr. Dan Crenshaw, and on behalf of the present and myself, I apologize,” Davidson stated. “I imply this from the underside of my coronary heart. It was a poor selection of phrases. The person is a struggle hero and he deserves all of the respect on this planet.”
Their phase has almost 10 million views on YouTube.
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“However critically, there’s a variety of classes to be taught right here,” Crenshaw stated on “SNL.” “Individuals can forgive each other. We will keep in mind what brings us collectively as a rustic and nonetheless see the nice in one another.”