From the editorial board of the Charlotte Observer:
Can someone please keep Madison Cawthorn away from the cameras? And the microphones? And really, most situations in which he publicly tries to turn words into meaningful thoughts? The first-term, District 11 U.S. House member has been an embarrassment to the institution, to his party, and to his state.
In the last month alone, he helped incite the U.S. Capitol invasion with a Jan. 6 speech that lied about election fraud and stoked anger, then less than 24 hours later said the president’s election falsehoods played a role in the riot while claiming his own, similar election lies weren’t a factor.
He faced questions about claims that he was a legitimate candidate for the 2020 Paralympic Games. Cawthorn has suggested so more than once, including telling a Christian podcast host that “I had an opportunity for the Paralympics for track and field.”
As you’ll see at the link, the editorial goes on to blast Cathorn’s other lies and blame Republicans for the gerrymandering that enabled his win.
“Cawthorn’s strategy for these kinds of mishaps? It’s apparently to keep doing interviews, which results in more head-shaking headlines and national ridicule.” @newsobserver & @theobserver editorial board on #nc11‘s Madison Cawthorn #ncpol https://t.co/ly6w6gXvYU
— Chris Cooper (@chriscooperwcu) January 29, 2021