Only in the Republican Party could an elected official help plan an insurrection against the United States government and call themselves a patriot, and Madison Cawthorne does (R-NC) so as loudly and as often as possible. Cawthorne has openly been called called an “organizer” of the Jan. 6 insurrection, and yet somehow he still feels justified in tweeting that the Founding Fathers would be horrified at the country we live in. He’s right, but not for any of the reasons that he thinks.
I think they would be concerned, but certainly proud that the institutions held against people like you. https://t.co/DobtR1WjPz
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) January 2, 2022
Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote refers to as a “failed Republican” even though Kinzinger has won five more elections than Trump has, was quick to call Cawthorne out. The founding fathers, the men who began the great democratic experiment that became the United States, the same democratic principles that Donald Trump and elected officials like Cawthorne tried to undermine, would be horrified at the current state of the Republican Party.
Kinzinger will come even more into focus over the coming year, with public hearings around the Jan. 6 insurrection get underway. Unfortunately for Cawthorne, his name will become more and more a focus, as well, as his and some of his colleagues’ involvement in the attempted coup to reinstall Trump as president comes to light.
Twitter was largely supportive of Kinzinger, while others continue to criticize him for his failure to support voting rights. Read some of their comments below: