Cawthorn calls jailed Jan. 6 rioters 'political hostages'
Rep. Madison Cawthorn promotes false election claims, warns of 'bloodshed' if fraud occurs in future
The 26-year-old freshman lawmaker made the remarks Sunday at an event at the Macon County Republican Party headquarters in Franklin, N.C.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn calls Jan. 6 rioters 'political prisoners,' warns of 'bloodshed' at GOP event
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., made the comments at a GOP event in Franklin, N.C. He also called the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 "political hostages" A spokesman for the freshman congressman denied the accusations that he was advocating for violence.
Madison Cawthorn warns of ‘bloodshed’ as he repeats Trump’s false election claims
Rep. Madison Cawthorn said the US election was "rigged" and "stolen" and raised the prospect that Americans would have to “pick up arms” There is no evidence of mass voter fraud during the 2020 election. A spokesman has come to the defence of the congressman, explaining he was condemning violence, not condoning it.
Rep. Cawthorn talks of 'bloodshed' over future elections as he pushes voting lies
Rep. Madison Cawthorn repeated the lie about US election systems being "rigged" and "stolen" There is no evidence of mass voter fraud, as Republican election officials around the country and Trump-appointed former Attorney General William Barr have acknowledged. US intelligence agencies believe the "narratives of fraud in the recent general election" will "almost certainly" spur domestic extremists to try to engage in additional acts of violence.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn says there will be ‘bloodshed’ if U.S. elections ‘continue to be rigged’
Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) falsely suggested that elections in the United States are “rigged” He said there will be “bloodshed” if the country’s electoral system continues on its current path. There is no evidence that widespread fraud took place in the 2020 election.