Madison Cawthorn slammed for claiming COVID relief bill doesn’t include homeless vets: 'Lies with reckless abandon'
U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is once again under fire, this time for lying that President Joe Biden's COVID relief bill doesn't include any funds to help homeless veterans. In a xenophobic tweet Cawthorn, a Republican from North Carolina who voted against the legislation, slammed Democrats for allocating $86 million for hotels for unaccompanied children crossing the border seeking asylum.
The Biden Admin just dropped $86 Million dollars to get hotel rooms for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS yet we have zero dollars… https://t.co/JUoMSVGTTq— Madison Cawthorn (@Madison Cawthorn)1616364610.0
Many noted in response that the American Rescue Plan allocates billions for homeless vets, in addition to spending $1.6 billion via the Veterans' Administration's budget for homeless veterans.
@CawthornforNC The American Rescue Plan that @CawthornforNC voted against has allocated $14.5 billion for veterans,… https://t.co/1LbRjWlmhJ— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers)1616374358.0
Separately, the VA reports, the American Rescue Plan Act allocates $17 billion to help veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic, including funds to help 37,000 homeless veterans.
Cawthorn sits on just two House committees. One of them is the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
Many blasted him for not only voting against Biden's rescue plan, which is now law, but for not offering a single piece of legislation to help veterans, including none to help homeless veterans.
Others noted that in an attempt to delay passage of the bill, Republicans forced an oral reading of the legislation, delaying its passage by a full day.
@KevinMKruse @CawthornforNC I mean, it’s not like this thing wasn’t read out loud or nothing...— Pastatute (@Pastatute)1616422652.0
@CawthornforNC How many bills have you introduced to help homeless veterans?— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1616382180.0
@CawthornforNC Um the relief bill YOU voted against had 17 billion going to veterans which included helping HOMELES… https://t.co/a10wFfa9U9— Steve (@Steve)1616423700.0
@CawthornforNC The American Rescue Plan, which this Republican voted against, actually puts billions toward helping… https://t.co/DmPXkGqWuR— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1616376922.0
Cawthorn is unbelievably stupid. He voted against the American Rescue Plan Act which provides funding for homeless… https://t.co/7H5S8Xqtnf— MMarie D'Angelo (@MMarie D'Angelo)1616384235.0
@CawthornforNC This is what in politics we call “a lie.”— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin)1616415928.0
@CawthornforNC This is verifiably false. You are deliberately misleading your constituents.— Victoria Brownworth (@Victoria Brownworth)1616398250.0
@CawthornforNC Hi Madison. I was at the Naval Academy today volunteering in the cemetery. You know..the place you l… https://t.co/YdWXYtT29e— SomewhereInTheGarden (@SomewhereInTheGarden)1616372281.0
@CawthornforNC You know there is billions for homeless Americans in the American Rescue Plan. You voted against it.… https://t.co/5pQyfzzXnM— Tim Fullerton (@Tim Fullerton)1616373833.0
BTW I sit on the House VA Committee. If you paid attention at the briefings you would know that the American Rescue… https://t.co/rLhrY8DZZv— Ruben Gallego (@Ruben Gallego)1616373511.0
@CawthornforNC Seems like your claim of "zero dollars" might be just a little bit off there. https://t.co/qA32QrjbTW— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1616422569.0
@CawthornforNC You voted against the American Rescue Plan which allocated billions toward veteran’s homelessness.… https://t.co/yJDKld0kBD— DeMarcus (@DeMarcus)1616372780.0
Why isn't there a penalty for this kind of behaviour? This guy lies with reckless abadon about easily verifiable th… https://t.co/UDnbZx9zEo— 🍷🐝🚄Auntie Ouakam🚄🐝🍷 (@🍷🐝🚄Auntie Ouakam🚄🐝🍷)1616401883.0
@CawthornforNC Which he voted AGAINST, so homeless veterans only matter to him when he can use them to score cheap political points.— Flintoid in Ohio (@Flintoid in Ohio)1616421722.0
@CawthornforNC You’re just a liar madison. Just trash— Ned Pyle (@Ned Pyle)1616378028.0
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