Madison Cawthorn Got Called Out to His Face Over His 2020 Election Lies and He Just Dug Himself Deeper
Far-right freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina has repeatedly embraced Christian fascism and white nationalism since his ascent to power.
In his efforts to promote the lie that the 2020 election was somehow stolen by Democrats engaging in widespread election fraud, Cawthorn has urged Christians to "take our country back" amid what he believes is a "spiritual battle." He's repeatedly referred to the Capitol insurrectionists as "political prisoners." He's foreseen "bloodshed" if elections continue to be "stolen."
Now, recent reports from Rolling Stone claim that Cawthorn, along with other far-right members of Congress, played an integral role in efforts to subvert the will of the people during the January 6 joint congressional session to nationally certify then-President-elect Joe Biden's victory. Cawthorn also spoke at the infamous Save America rally that day, calling on supporters to make their voices heard against the "cowards" in Washington, D.C.
Cawthorn's repeated smears against the integrity of U.S. elections have contributed to an erosion of faith in American democracy in those on the right, and now he's being called out for it.
I asked Madison Cawthorn why he won’t stop attacking our democracy. He was upset. Here’s his response: https://t.co/RgIc1pcf2A— Jack Cocchiarella (@Jack Cocchiarella) 1635121354.0
Cawthorn stammered before repeating further nonsense that state executive branches unconstitutionally overruled state legislatures on election protocols in a number of swing states—an argument that repeatedly failed in court in the aftermath of the election.
The exchange got people talking.
Constituents need to keep asking this question. https://t.co/T6DrW4kOnM— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1635129601.0
We need more of this positive activism if we want to preserve our democracy. Well done @JDCocchiarella https://t.co/18EuJYviE1— Daniel Uhlfelder (@Daniel Uhlfelder) 1635194985.0
Madison Cawthorn gives a demonstration in The Big Lie. Everything he says here lost in court, badly. He is a tota… https://t.co/eGfR4doMAL— Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@Grant Stern is fully vaccinated) 1635152904.0
We need much more of this. 🤙🇺🇸 https://t.co/4mfIOWnCKE— Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️ (@Jim Stewartson, Antifascist, #RIPQ 🇺🇸🏴☠️) 1635126362.0
Just bc some states LAWFULLY amended election laws ( we were in at the height of a deadly pandemic) doesn’t mean th… https://t.co/HB3WyEiq6o— April (@April) 1635633556.0
Over 60 judges decided that Cawthorn’s argument was wrong. But he did go to college for a year (before dropping o… https://t.co/r62OIJyN0p— Roger Tansey 🌊🐕🌈 (@Roger Tansey 🌊🐕🌈) 1635256020.0
It also wasn't lost on people that Cawthorn cited the incorrect section.
.@CawthornforNC cites Article 2 Section 3 of the Constitution to falsely claim the election was stolen. Problem is… https://t.co/JIlB5Op4Ag— Pamela Brown (@Pamela Brown) 1635175809.0
Article 2, Section 3? Exactly *what* crack is Cawthorn smoking? It has nothing to do with state legislatures & ele… https://t.co/cBi2kPSafN— Lisa Boo-drowe (@Lisa Boo-drowe) 1635207183.0
Great way to confront him. He is full of 💩 he mutters Article 2 section 3 has nothing to with state senators being… https://t.co/Bg1Qon6Qrv— David (@David) 1635208562.0
Sadly, to those Cawthorn is targeting with these lies, none of these refutations will matter.