Rep. Madison Cawthorn Targeted For Reelection Disqualification Over J6 In Precursor To Wider Dem Effort
“urged state officials Monday to disqualify U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as a congressional candidate, citing his participation in a rally last January in Washington that questioned the presidential election outcome”
Last week, we noted that Democrat lawyer Marc Elias has threatened to use January 6th to disqualify Republicans from running in 2022. As if by magic, a group is doing that to North Carolina Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn.
The challenge was filed by 11 people, but has the backing of a national organization dedicated to campaign finance reform.
Gary D. Robertson of the Associated Press, via ABC News:
North Carolina voters dispute Cawthorn candidacy over Jan. 6
A group of North Carolina voters urged state officials Monday to disqualify U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn as a congressional candidate, citing his participation in a rally last January in Washington that questioned the presidential election outcome and preceded the Capitol riot.
Cawthorn’s office quickly condemned the candidacy challenge, filed on behalf of 11 voters before the State Board of Elections, which oversees the scrutiny of candidates’ qualifications. The voters contend that Cawthorn, a Republican who formally filed as a candidate for the 13th District seat last month, can’t run because he fails to comply with an amendment in the U.S. Constitution ratified shortly after the Civil War.
The 14th Amendment says no one can serve in Congress “who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress . . . to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same.”
The written challenge says events on Jan. 6, 2021 “amounted to an insurrection” and that Cawthorn’s speech at the rally supporting then-President Donald Trump, his other comments and information in published reports provide a “reasonable suspicion or belief” that he helped facilitate the insurrection.
“The importance of defending the bedrock constitutional principle that oath breakers who engage in insurrection cannot be trusted in future office is essential to maintain,” said Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech for People, a national election and campaign finance reform group backing the challenge.
This is not genuine, and it’s just a tactic, which is all Democrats have left since they can’t run on Biden’s disastrous presidency. Just take a look at the story below.
A producer for Rachel Maddow on MSNBC worried that if they asked Cawthorn for comment, he might want to come on the show and dispute the accusation.
David Rutz reports at FOX News:
‘Rachel Maddow Show’ worried Madison Cawthorn might ask to come on show if they asked him for comment: Email
A producer for “The Rachel Maddow Show” accidentally copied Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s, R-N.C., office on an email Monday worrying Cawthorn might ask to come on the MSNBC program if they asked him for comment about a story.
A senior “Maddow” producer emailed a Capitol Hill NBC News colleague regarding an Associated Press piece about a small North Carolina group disputing Cawthorn’s re-election candidacy because he addressed the pro-Trump Jan. 6 rally last year.
According to Cawthorn’s office, apparently unaware the congressman’s team was copied on the message, he asked his colleague to request comment from Cawthorn for fear that if a “Maddow” representative did it, “he might ask to come on and explain … don’t want to take that risk.”
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This is just the beginning of this. Marc Elias floated it into the political sphere, and leftists will run with it. Republicans better have a response ready.DONATE
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