Calls to expel 'traitorous' Madison Cawthorn grow after he warns of 'bloodshed' and lies about 'rigged' election
Remarks made by U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) are being seen as so volatile and destructive some are calling for his expulsion from Congress.
The North Carolina Republican lawmaker was warned to stop campaigning across the country and start paying attention to his own constituents. On Sunday, The Washington Post reports, Cawthorn told his local Macon County Republican Party "that elections in the United States are 'rigged' and said there will be 'bloodshed' if the country's electoral system continues on its current path."
Immediately after holding a shotgun Cawthorn said, "I will tell you, as much as I am willing to defend our liberty at all costs, there is nothing that I would dread doing more than having to pick up arms against a fellow American. And the way that we can have recourse against that is if we all passionately demand that we have election security in all 50 states."
After urging President Joe Biden's Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment, Cawthorn promised, "I will remove Joe Biden from office, and then, when Kamala Harris inevitably screws up, we will take them down, one at a time."
And he called those arrested in the January 6 insurrection, which he helped incite, "political prisoners" and "political hostages."
The Post also reported that on Sunday "a member of the crowd asked Cawthorn, 'When are you going to call us to Washington again?'"
In response, Cawthorn appeared to suggest that plans for a gathering were in the works, although he did not provide details.
"That — we are actively working on that one," he said. "I don't have an answer to that one right yet. But we are actively working on this. We have a few plans in motion that I can't make public right now."
At Macon County GOP event yesterday, Madison Cawthorn called January 6 rioters “political hostages,” and spoke of t… https://t.co/sWPA0gsiCA— Aaron Fritschner (@Aaron Fritschner) 1630340859.0
As news spreads of his remarks, many are furious and demanding he be expelled from Congress.
@shannonrwatts Expel Madison Cawthorn. This is unacceptable from any Representative.— Darryl Bernstein (@Darryl Bernstein) 1630370560.0
How can Madison Cawthorn not be expelled from Congress over this? How did @SpeakerPelosi move faster over a misjud… https://t.co/0k9jJWlf2f— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1630371878.0
@american2084 Expel Cawthorn and all these traitors -Andy Biggs, Lauren Boebert, Mo Brooks, Marjorie Taylor Greene,… https://t.co/paHWSoosjd— Andrea Issa (@Andrea Issa) 1630367798.0
Expel Madison Cawthorn. He's a traitorous bastard. Pass it on. #ExpelCawthorn— Elgin Charles (@Elgin Charles) 1630360787.0
The Speaker should immediately expel Madison cawthorn from Congress . https://t.co/4U2fHxCiVx— 🐐 (@🐐) 1630365124.0
@SpeakerPelosi it’s time, overtime, to expel Madison Cawthorn for incitement. What more does this sociopath have to… https://t.co/W0rpO3iCnL— Avram Rubin PhD (@Avram Rubin PhD) 1630401191.0
Expel Rep. Cawthorn needs to be expelled for inciting extremists by lying about non existent election fraud.— chriskollack (@chriskollack) 1630372128.0
@SpeakerPelosi Madam Speaker, We need to find a way to expel MOCs like Madison Cawthorn who are calling for violent… https://t.co/22l8LFqnK3— Cheryl Cardran 🌹 (@Cheryl Cardran 🌹) 1630409221.0
This nonsense MUST end! We have Rs constantly instigating/promoting violence while threatening a tyrannical overth… https://t.co/vIYjo2HA66— WaPoTato2 (@WaPoTato2) 1630361741.0
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