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Cawthorn Tries to Own Biden by Asking What's the 'Biggest Lie' a Politician Has Told—It Did Not Go Well

Cawthorn Tries to Own Biden by Asking What's the 'Biggest Lie' a Politician Has Told—It Did Not Go Well
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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.

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.

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."

Many people also brought up Cawthorn's involvement with the January 6th insurrection.

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.

General Republican Party laws made several appearances, too.

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.