Promoting Domestic Terrorism: Days before the storming of the U.S. Capitol, newly elected North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn encouraged a crowd of Trump supporters to threaten lawmakers.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) last month urged the crowd at a conservative gathering to “lightly threaten” lawmakers ahead of the certification of the presidential election results.
Cawthorn, speaking at a Turning Point USA event on Dec. 21, said he would help raise money for primary challengers to Republicans who don’t join the right-wing effort the subvert the will of the voters.
Speaking at a “Stop the Steal” rally prior to the insurrection at the Capitol, Cawthorn told the Trump-loving crowd:
Call your congressman and feel free, you can lightly threaten them and say, you know what, if you don’t start supporting election integrity, I’m coming after you, Madison Cawthorn is coming after you, everybody’s coming after you.
For the record, the fact that Cawthorn used the word “lightly” does not negate the fact that he called on Trump supporters to threaten members of congress if they did not support the illegitimate and criminal effort to overthrow the 2020 presidential election.
The Hill notes that Cawthorn is no stranger to controversy:
… this is not the first time Cawthorn has been confronted with controversy. He has been accused of sexual misconduct and using white supremacist language. He garnered a great deal of backlash for a photo of him at Adolf Hitler’s vacation house in which he referred to Hitler as “the Fuhrer” and said the visit had been on his “bucket list for a while.”
It should also come as no surprise that Cawthorn is a Christian extremist. Explaining Cawthorn’s conservative Christian background, Libby Ann, writing for Love, Joy, Feminism, notes:
Madison Cawthorn was also homeschooled, and attended Patrick Henry College. You know, the college founded by Michael Farris to train homeschool graduates to retake the country for Christ through gaining control of both the political system and cultural institutions.
This, apparently, is the bounteous result of the conservative Christian homeschool movement: a man who preys on women and urges fellow conservatives to “lightly threaten” their representatives by saying “I’m coming after you.”
Bottom line: Days before the storming of the U.S. Capitol, newly elected North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn encouraged a crowd of Trump-supporters to threaten lawmakers.