Speaking at an event hosted by the conservative group Turning Point USA this Saturday, President Trump railed against windmills and "wind," telling attendees that he "never understood" the allure of wind power plants. But Trump wasn't the only GOP politician making a spectacle of himself.
At one point during Trump's speech, Texas GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw rushed the stage holding a red piece of paper. Turns out, it was a symbolic gesture which Crenshaw called his "no-vote" on impeachment for Trump. The President then asked Crenshaw to walk up on stage, where he handed Trump the piece of paper.
Crenshaw posted a video of the gesture to his official Twitter account:
A souvenir for the President. https://t.co/dYMdC7bKD1— Dan Crenshaw (@Dan Crenshaw) 1577157209.0
As expected, many on Twitter saw it as just another example of Republicans' fealty to Trump:
@DanCrenshawTX Too bad you don't have a souvenir for the Constitution, where you loyalty *should* be.— Scott Monty (@Scott Monty) 1577210605.0
@DanCrenshawTX you don't have to physically lick his boots, it's a metaphor.— Heath Dill - BLM (@Heath Dill - BLM) 1577203820.0
@DanCrenshawTX There’s a name for that behavior. It’s shameless sycophancy.— Ryan Young (@Ryan Young) 1577203580.0
@stillbevens @DanCrenshawTX It wasn't a boot he had in his mouth.— Thaddeus Stevens wig (@Thaddeus Stevens wig) 1577213976.0
@DanCrenshawTX Did you give him your Purple Heart? “I’ve always wanted one of these.” -Donald Trump— 𝙺𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 𝙴. 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚛 (@𝙺𝚎𝚟𝚒𝚗 𝙴. 𝙳𝚎𝚌𝚔𝚎𝚛) 1577200786.0