'Well-informed scholar' Madison Cawthorn mocked after calling for parents to pull kids out of public schools
U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn is calling for parents to "start pulling their children out of public schools." The North Carolina far right Republican who has aligned himself with pro-QAnon and "Sedition Caucus" lawmakers did not specify why, but he himself was homeschooled. Cawthorn nearly flunked out of his first semester of college, exiting the school with a "D" average.
His remarks may be an attempt to tap into the manufactured anger conservatives are expressing– anger ginned up by false reports from right wing media about Attorney General Merrick Garland's memo which actually calls for "discussions" with state, local, and Tribal leaders on how to respond to the massive spike in threats, racist threats, and death threats against school board officials and educators.
He posted this disinformation tweet several days ago:
Parents who protest CRT and COVID restrictions in school board meetings are NOT domestic terrorists, they're patriots.— Madison Cawthorn (@Madison Cawthorn) 1633785120.0
Cawthorn, who serves on the House Committee on Education and Labor, has been accused in writing of "sexually predatory behavior" by a group of ten of his college classmates. That letter was ultimately signed by 150 students or former students.
Many are expressing anger and mocking the GOP lawmaker:
@CawthornforNC Found the original draft @RepCawthorn sent to @LukeTBall https://t.co/CG4bDZDiGK— Rob Jackson (@Rob Jackson) 1634226773.0
I know I’ve already said this many times, but they are finally saying it outside their online chat groups. It was n… https://t.co/QZcx78cuSL— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1634226122.0
@CawthornforNC How will that work for two full time working parents? Or single parents? Sounds like you have no clu… https://t.co/9uSYVyCEwV— Lass (@Lass) 1634226296.0
@RWNJ_ @CawthornforNC Their plan all along. The start was for-profit charter schools.— Just Me :-) (@Just Me :-)) 1634227621.0
@CawthornforNC Yes, because you are obviously a well informed scholar of educational systems and theories— Rebecca (@Rebecca) 1634228943.0
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