Crenshaw, a Navy SEAL best known for being mocked on “Saturday Night Live” for his eye injury he sustained in an Afghanistan bombing, said he can’t “imagine a worse form of leadership” than what Johnson displayed.
"This is not the behavior we expect from a member of Congress," Crenshaw said. "So I'll leave you with this. Pick on somebody your own size. Pick on me if you like. My office will be right down the hall from yours."
Johnson has defended his remarks in an interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"I wanted to make the point that our democracy is under severe threat, that freedom is threatened, and that if we are not vigilant we can allow tyranny to set in," he said.
“I made the point that this threat to democracy is a trend across the world, and we can’t let this happen in our country.”