Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn has been mocked for failing to cite concrete examples of voter fraud throughout an interview on CNN regardless of voting to overturn Joe Biden’s win.
The 25-year-old North Carolina Rep. has been a vocal supporter of Donald Trump’s claims that the election was rigged – and even voted to uphold objections to Arizona and Pennsylvania’s votes in Congress.
Cawthorn could not clearly reply when host Pamela Brown requested him on CNN Newsroom Saturday night time to present particular examples to show his declare, regardless of pushing the election fraud declare. However, on the finish of the interview, he was pushed right into a nook the place he conceded: ‘I believe I might say the election was not fraudulent.’
Earlier within the interview, he defended voting to overturn Biden’s win: ‘The issues that I was not objecting to have been issues like Dominion voting machines altering ballots or U-Haul vans pulling up crammed with ballots for Joe Biden,’ Cawthorn insisted.
‘The factor I was objecting for is issues like, within the state of Wisconsin, significantly within the city of Madison, there was an appointed official in that city who truly went towards the need of the state legislature and created poll drop packing containers, which is mainly poll harvesting that was occurring within the parks,’ he said.
Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn has been mocked for failing to cite concrete examples of voter fraud throughout an interview with CNN’s Pamela Brown on Saturday night time
Brown shot again stating: ‘But this was all litigated. You know the Trump marketing campaign litigated all of this – greater than 60 circumstances. Either the circumstances have been dismissed, the Trump marketing campaign withdrew, or they by no means introduced a case as a result of they did not have sufficient proof to again it up.’
Cawthorn responded: ‘Indeed, I imagine particularly, and that is the one which I debated on behalf of on the House ground, in Wisconsin that was by no means heard as a result of they dismissed it due to standing. Now I do not imagine that may be a concrete sufficient of a approach to dismiss it.’
Brown then replied that Wisconsin was not one of many states that the House of Representatives might vote on to object to in the course of the certification of the election outcomes on January 6.
She then said: ‘So you wished to throw out thousands and thousands of votes with out truly seeing any concrete proof of fraud? Because that is what you have been doing whenever you have been contesting the election.’
Cawthorn replied: ‘I disagree with you on that time. My intent was to uphold the Constitution’.
For the subsequent a number of minutes, Cawthorn continued to declare there have been issues with voting, earlier than he conceded: ‘I believe I might say the election was not fraudulent.’
‘The Constitution allowed for us to find a way to push again as a lot as we might and I did that to the quantity of the constitutional limits that I had at my disposal, so now I might say that Joseph R. Biden is our president.’
Athletes have disputed Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s claims he was coaching for the Paralympics, calling them a ‘joke’ and saying ‘it is like a child saying they need to play within the NBA once they’re on their fourth-grade basketball workforce’
Cawthorn can be going through calls to resign following the revolt on the US Capitol. The North Carolina lawmaker took to the stage of Trump’s rally on January 6 and pushed unfounded claims the election had been stolen from MAGA supporters (above)
The interview comes as Cawthorn faces calls to resign following the revolt on the US Capitol.
The North Carolina lawmaker took to the stage of Trump’s rally on January 6 and pushed unfounded claims the election had been stolen from MAGA supporters.
‘My pals, the Democrats with all of the fraud that they’ve finished on this election, the Republicans hiding and never preventing, they’re attempting to silence your voice,’ he stated.
‘Make no mistake about it, they don’t need you to be heard, however my pals once I look into this crowd I can confidently say this crowd has the voice of lions.’
This got here one month after a speech in December the place he inspired Trump supporters to ‘calmly threaten’ members of Congress.
‘And be at liberty, you may calmly threaten them, and say, ‘You know what? If you do not begin supporting election integrity, I’m coming after you, Madison Cawthorn is coming after you. Everybody’s is coming after you,” he stated.
Government watchdog group Campaign for Accountability filed a criticism this week asking the House Office of Congressional Ethics to examine Cawthorn together with fellow Republican Reps. Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and for them to be faraway from their roles.
It accuses them of inciting the riot as a part of ‘a seditious conspiracy to use power to stop Congress from finishing up its constitutional and statutory duties to depend the votes of the Electoral College.’
Cawthorn, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 2014 automotive crash, beforehand claimed on social media he was coaching to compete within the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. In a February 2019 submit (above), Cawthorn stated he was ‘pursuing this world file’
Meanwhile, Cawthorn has additionally been embroiled in one other controversy.
The congressman, who was paralyzed from the waist down in a 2014 automotive crash, beforehand stated in social media posts he was coaching to compete within the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
In one February 2019 Instagram video, the congressman stated the ‘world file’s happening’ within the 100-meter sprint on the 2020 Games as he skilled on a wheelchair treadmill.
But named Paralympic stars have cast doubt on these claims saying they’d by no means met him, that among the occasions he spoke about do not even exist within the athletic calendar and that his claims are considered a ‘joke’ among the many Paralympic group.
Cawthorn’s title can be not included within the International Paralympic Committee’s listing of athletes – a register of round 4,000 names that folks should first be on to find a way to compete.
The North Carolina Republican has confronted accusations of exaggerating his career credentials previously, after a watchdog reported he was rejected from the Naval Academy prior to the accident that left him wheelchair sure.