Although it should have happened after 160 students signed a letter saying that Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) had presented a danger to women on campus at Patrick Henry Christian College when he attended classes there, people in power have recently begun to notice that the man is dangerous to others.
Despite his insistence after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol Building that he wants only peaceful demonstrations and that he is opposed to violence, Cawthorn recently made statements about the potential bloodshed if future elections didn’t go the way the insurrectionists wanted them to, insurrectionists he referred to as “political prisoners,” adding that he would hate to take up arms against his fellow Americans.
The Charlotte Observer,the hometown newspaper for Cawthorn’s district, took notice. In an op-ed published on Wednesday, the editorial board at the paper wrote that:
‘Cawthorn has veered from awful to even more alarming. It’s time to pay attention again…We know what happens when Republicans tap into anger this way and fuel it with falsehoods and fiery accusations. We’ve seen how too many Americans are ready to believe the worst in our electoral system and are poised to be steered into action. Cawthorn, who once called those Capitol invaders “disgusting,” now calls them “political prisoners.” His fellow Republicans, including those in North Carolina, should respond.’
Cawthorn made a name for himself by supporting the ex-president who incited the insurrection, but his name became even more well-known as a result of those allegations of sexual harassment. According to The Daily Beast, who spoke with some of the victims and witnesses:
‘Their allegations include calling them derogatory names in public in front of their peers, including calling one woman “slutty,” asking them inappropriate questions about their sex lives, grabbing their thighs, forcing them to sit in his lap, and kissing and touching them without their consent.’
Since that report, more than 160 students have signed a letter stating that Cawthorne is a sexual predator well known around campus to be a danger for female students to be alone with.
Twitter had a lot to say about Cawthorne and his presence in Congress. Read some of their comments below: