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Democrats ‘Very Close’ To Keeping Cawthorn Off Ballot For 2022

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OPINION: This article may contain commentary which reflects the author's opinion.


Republican North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn said Democrats’ attempts to stop him from campaigning to keep his spot in Congress are “very close” to succeeding.

The representative appeared on Fox News on Monday and talked to host Tucker Carlson about what he said they are doing, MSN reported.

The Free Speech for People group cited Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which states that a person who “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” after taking a Congressional oath should be prevented from running again in their challenge.

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The group claims that Cawthorn’s speech at the January 6 protest in Washington D.C. amounted to promoting an insurrection.

Democrats like to pretend that January 6, 2021, was the first time someone objected to votes for president in Congress.

But the fact is that Democrats objected to more states in 2016 than Republicans did in 2020, a Newsweek fact check reported.

According to a C-SPAN recording of the joint session that took place four years ago, the following House Democrats made objections:

-Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) objected to Alabama’s votes.

-Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) objected to Florida’s votes.

-Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) objected to Georgia’s votes.

-Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) objected to North Carolina’s votes.

-Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) objected to the votes from North Carolina in addition to votes from South Carolina and Wisconsin. She also stood up and objected citing “massive voter suppression” after Mississippi’s votes were announced.

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-Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) brought up allegations of Russian interference in the election and malfunctioning voting machines when she objected following the announcement of Michigan’s votes.

-Maxine Waters (D-Calif) rose and said, “I do not wish to debate. I wish to ask ‘Is there one United States senator who will join me in this letter of objection?'” after the announcement of Wyoming’s votes.

For an objection to be considered, it must be submitted in writing and signed by a member of both the House and Senate. Because no senators signed onto the objections made by House Democrats in 2017, then-Vice President Biden by law denied all of the objections, repeatedly saying “there is no debate.”

In 2020 some Senators did sign on to the objections, which separates them from the 2016 objections, but not as it relates to Rep. Cawthorn.

“I’m sure that you were as puzzled as I was following Jan. 6 when they started saying that we were insurrectionists, seditionists, traitors. I thought they were just trying to get a flashy headline,” the representative said to Carlson.

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“What is going on here is that they are actually very close to being able to subvert the will of over 700,000 Americans,” he said, a reference to the approximate of any given congressional district.

“And make no mistake, Tucker: This is not just about a 26-year-old from western North Carolina in a wheelchair. This is about the future of our very nation. If they’re able to set this precedent in North Carolina, they will be able to keep anybody who had valid and legitimate concerns about what happened in the 2020 election from being able to ever hold office,” he said.

Carlson agreed with the representative.

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“I think your analysis is so smart. You’re exactly right,” he said. “That’s why they called the rioters ‘insurrectionists.’ And so many conservative officeholders and news organizations have ignored it. They’re so embarrassed. They don’t see what this is really about, which is ending democracy.”

Earlier this month the representative laid into President Joe Biden during a House floor speech on Wednesday, slamming him as an “idiot” and “geriatric despot” who deserves the middle finger.

The Republican lawmaker was especially exercised over Biden’s ordering 3,000 U.S. troops to stage in Europe amid rising tension between Russia and Ukraine, as well as Russia and NATO.

“Madam Speaker, the sons, and daughters of America are not foot soldiers for your party’s inept, geriatric despot. They are not expendable pawns to be dispatched at the whims of an idiot, tossed carelessly around the world to Godforsaken caves and bloody sandboxes. They are Americans, worthy of honor and dignity. The only salute from them Joe Biden deserves involves one finger,” Cawthorn, 26, railed.

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