The lawsuit, filed by 11 people and supported by far-left groups like the Bernie Sanders outfit Our Revolution and Free Speech For People, says that Cawthorn is not eligible to run again due to Article Three of the Fourteenth Amendment, which says that a candidate is ineligible “who, previously taken the oath, as a Congress-member … shall have acted in an insurrection.”
Cawthorn spoke at the rally on January 6, 2021, that Trump spoke at — before the riot happened. Was he really pushing for “insurrection”?
“Speaking at the Jan. 6th rally on the morning of the Jan. 6th riot, days after he took the oath in Congress, Cawthorn said that the “crowd has fight in it.”
“The Dems, with all the fraud they’ve done this election, the GOP hiding and not fighting, they are attempting to silence your voice,” he said. “Make no mistake, they don’t want you to be heard.”
“Cawthorn voted against accepting Joe Biden’s victory, although later he signed a message with other GOP members in Congress congratulating Joe Biden. Cawthorn has said he has the duty to vote against him. He also condemned the Jan. 6th violence, but compared the event to the 2020 riots. Still, last summer the young lawmaker warned North Carolinians of possible “bloodshed” over future national elections he says could “also be stolen,” and questioned if Joe Biden was “dutifully elected.”
Once again, Dems are trying to elevate his metaphor usage to a threat. It is loony. Madison Cawthorn spoke at the legal gathering of citizens. He would not urge the crowd to take any illegal action. And while his analysis of the current situation may have been not so great, how could that possibly meet the level of “insurrection”?
It is also interesting that an organization called “Free Speech for the People” would work to silence any opposing views of what occurred on January 6.
Who besides Democrats in the media has referred to the protest of Jan. 6 as an “rebellion” or “insurrection”? These are legal phrases with certain meaning and not talking points to be used by partisans.