Brickbats to U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw

Brickbats to U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, a Jacksonville Republican, who used $32,000 of his PAC’s money to host a tour of California wineries for a group of contributors from the defense industry. Crenshaw’s actions were discussed Oct. 20  on the CBS show “60 Minutes” and in Peter Schweizer’s book “Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes and Line Their Own Pockets.” Schweizer did not respond to a question about the Crenshaw trip in an email sent to his public relations representative, and his book does not contain any information about the date of the outing. Crenshaw did not respond to a message seeking comment.