Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina tried and failed to own President Biden by asking folks on Twitter what the biggest lie they've ever heard from a politician.
"What's the biggest lie a politician has ever told? Biden said that the $3.5 TRILLION spending bill will cost zero dollars."
Cawthorn was attempting to slam President Joe Biden over his Build Back Better reconciliation bill, but ended up reminding everyone of his own false statements instead.
And people brought the receipts.
@CawthornforNC You really, really, really don't want to go there. You, of all people.— cleo loughlin 🐝👻🐝 (@cleo loughlin 🐝👻🐝) 1635379687.0
@CawthornforNC https://t.co/UqIX9kwBfT— Rochelle (@Rochelle) 1635370121.0
@CawthornforNC Mexico will pay for the wall. Trump won the election. Madison Cawthorn was going to the Naval Academy.— C-Bo the Eggman (@C-Bo the Eggman) 1635371386.0
@CawthornforNC You said, on the House floor, that Dr. Fauci was involved in torturing puppies. Your slanderous lie… https://t.co/6rQjQxF8z5— Original Me (@Original Me) 1635371075.0
Several people mentioned Cawthorn's lie about being accepted into the Naval Academy before the car accident that resulted in his paralysis, including California's Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell.
Cawthorn was actually rejected by the Naval Academy before his accident.
Lying about getting into the Naval Academy. Next. https://t.co/UJjEDJIED1— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1635387175.0
Cawthorn also apparently lied about the circumstances of the accident, claiming that his friend left him to die. Official records and testimony from his parents proved this false.
The friend that Cawthorn claimed left him to "die in a fiery tomb," Bradley Ledford, told the Washington Post that he actually pulled Cawthorn from the wreckage after the accident.
"It hurt very badly that he would say something as false as that. That is not at all what happened. I pulled him out of the car the second that I was able to get out of the car."
@CawthornforNC What’s the biggest lie Cawthorn has told? There are so many… https://t.co/P4Hb3Nahm5— Rob Jackson (@Rob Jackson) 1635372246.0
@CawthornforNC Is there a place you won’t lie? In church, in college… —You might want to make yourself aware of t… https://t.co/WtOLYGL52y— Rob Jackson (@Rob Jackson) 1635372961.0
@CawthornforNC Wasn't it you that said, wait let me google it... https://t.co/nSNdCN2JO5— Brigitte R. (@Brigitte R.) 1635389151.0
Many people also brought up Cawthorn's involvement with the January 6th insurrection.
@CawthornforNC You said that you didn't have any communication with organizers before January 6th.— Jeremy Vinar - Candidate for MN House 8B (@Jeremy Vinar - Candidate for MN House 8B) 1635378937.0
@CawthornforNC What’s the biggest lie you've told Madison? The one about you getting into a service academy? Or w… https://t.co/Uul9t7Tjwd— Terry McTigue (@Terry McTigue) 1635371521.0
Trump, whom Cawthorn vehemently supports, also appeared among the Twitter receipts repeatedly. Cawthorn has repeatedly helped spread Trump's false rhetoric about the 2020 election being rigged.
@CawthornforNC Including the one you live to push: The BIG LIE!! https://t.co/NqFeR8UOci— Justice is Necessary in the Den of Thieves (@Justice is Necessary in the Den of Thieves) 1635370147.0
@CawthornforNC Trump claiming he won the election.— Double_Anarchy (@Double_Anarchy) 1635370148.0
General Republican Party laws made several appearances, too.
Republican leaders lying about Iraq having WMDs which led to us killing 300,000 innocent people. But Trump (R) l… https://t.co/JRzmtJfPdQ— MiddleAmericaMS 🌊 (@MiddleAmericaMS 🌊) 1635390217.0
Given Cawthorn's many very public lies, it's a bit surprising that he would try to call out the President for lying. Especially given that he had to take the President's statement out of context to call it a lie in the first place. What isn't surprising is that Twitter users refused to let him get away with it.