Letter: Bringing shame on the people of WNC

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Who were these people who attacked the Capitol? Were they Moms Demand Action? Were they progressive socialists? Were they LGBT militants? Were they Mexican gangs? Were they Black Lives Matter? No. They were white Trump supporters.

They gathered at the Stop the Steal staging rally to protest Trump’s claim of a stolen election. The enraged mob was further riled by a team of agitators including Madison Cawthorn, who along with Don Jr. and Eric Trump and others pushed the mob to a frenzy. … President Trump then urged them to head to the Capitol to what became a violent, seditious uprising against our Congress. “Fight like hell,” Trump said.

After all the horrors of that day, the murder, the desecration and the rape of our democracy, Madison Cawthorn had the impudent lack of any regard or respect for our country to vote to overturn the will of the people and make Donald J. Trump a dictator. Madison Cawthorn has brought great shame on the people of Western North Carolina.

— John H. Fisher


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12 thoughts on “Letter: Bringing shame on the people of WNC

  1. C-Law

    John, you just gotta put your partisanship aside and unite behind YOUR new Congressman, The Honorable Madison Cawthorn.

    Clearly the will of the electorate in this district was overwhelmingly behind him and not the washed up old Boomer, Maurice Davis. The Honorable Madison Cawthorn won by something like 12%! He clearly represents the will of the majority in this area. That’s how “democracy” works, right? Don’t you honor and respect the will of your neighbors John!? You can’t have it both ways when it suits your partisan agenda. That’s Called rank hypocrisy. You and the other recent MtnX letter writers are treading awfully close to acute Cawthorn Derangement Syndrome. The Honorable Madison Cawthorn is rolling rent-free in your head and it’s eating you alive.

    For the best interest of all the people of this district you must unite and support The Honorable Madison Cawthorn. Now is the time for unity and healing John, not your ugly and strident partisan rancor.

    Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God…

  2. Enlightened Enigma

    Yes, writer, BLM and KKKlantifa were clearly present and identified as the initial crashers … they infiltrated the crowd posing as Trump supporters…

      • Enlightened Enigma

        KKKlantifa is the new REbrand for Antifa because they are the next violent democrackkk brigade like their predecessors. It’s a heritage thang, ya know…The ‘crackkks love them some violence and none of them that I know of have claimed to be republicannot, right ?

        • bsummers

          Have you tried setting these rants to a mad beatbox? You could be the first rightwing troll rapper, Fred “BadFisher,Yo” Caudle.

  3. joelharder

    Representative Cawthorn has flat out refused to fulfill the job requirements without looking like a fool. The House Ethics Committee will start an investigation and there’s no endpoint to their review. If approved, The U.S. Department of Justice can and will investigate our election, including his lack of federal disclosures.

    Cawthorn’s March 2020 federal disclosures are out of date. New disclosures should be submitted by the Congressman when he takes office. As of January 31st, there is no information posted.

    Everyone needs to recognize he is the most unethical politician. We learned he owns SPQR Holdings LLC and a “Solar Energy Company” located in Eastern North Carolina.
    https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=391733205557312&ref=watch_permalink (go to 12 minutes)

    He never reported his ownership position. The company registration is still active. He has assets and business deals that have never been reported. He has an income that has never been reported. He has lied to us. The people around him lie for him.

    Representative Cawthorn has chosen to hide his assets while continuing his lawsuit. I wonder why our objectives are not getting accomplished. He’s in the court room.

    Madison Cawthorn is under intense scrutiny for his actions leading up to (and on the day of) the Trump Wild Protest Rally. The non-profit “Campaign For Accountability” submitted a highly detailed Complaint to the House Ethics Committee:

    I believe Representative Cawthorn will learn an important lesson. Being held accountable isn’t cancel culture. He’s a fighter but this is going to cost him if he doesn’t resign. We will see what he wants to do. In my opinion, I believe we should prepare for a special election.

  4. Shultz!

    Not so much ‘bringing shame’ – more like ‘shining a light’ on the people of WNC. As mentioned by the Claw above (is he the villain from inspector gadget?) he won by a lot. No one that voted for him should be surprised by anything he’s done so far – he’s been consistently guns n’ camo n’ don’t tread on me from the get-go. Says more about the character of the majority of the people of WNC more than anything else, no?

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