US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw reaches out to Pete Davidson

Their connection started with a controversy, but US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw is offering support to "Saturday...

Posted: Dec 19, 2018 2:43 PM
Updated: Dec 19, 2018 2:43 PM

Their connection started with a controversy, but US Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw is offering support to "Saturday Night Live" star Pete Davidson after the comedian shared a troubling Instagram post.

Crenshaw told CNN affiliate KPRC2 Houston he talked to the "SNL" star Sunday.

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"I told him everyone had a purpose in this world," Crenshaw said. "God put you here for a reason. It's your job to find that purpose. And you should live that way."

Davidson was the subject of a New York Police Department wellness check over the weekend after his post on social media raised concerns he may have been contemplating suicide.

Davidson's friends soon rallied around him.

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"As soon as he posted that, his circle immediately jumped into action," a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN. "That includes his ex-fiancée, Ariana Grande, who dropped everything to be there for him."

Last month Davidson was slammed for mocking Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost his right eye in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan, during a comedy bit on "SNL."

Davidson apologized the following week during the show's "Weekend Update" segment, and Crenshaw, the US representative-elect for Texas' 2nd Congressional District, showed up during it.

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In what was a moving moment for many fans, the pair shook hands and reflected on the controversy.

After Davidson thanked him for coming on the show, the soon-to-be congressman jokingly responded, "Thanks for making a Republican look good."

Crenshaw said he reached out to Davidson, even though they "don't go back very far."

"We're not good friends," Crenshaw told the Houston TV station. "But I think he appreciated hearing from me."

The man whom Davidson called a "war hero" said he told the actor, "Know you have value."

"Especially a guy like that," Crenshaw told the station. "Sometimes he makes people laugh. Sometimes he makes people mad. But he makes people laugh a lot. It was a good conversation."

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