“If Mr. Cawthorn is so proud to see this money being given to his district, why did he vote against it?”
“When he talks of opposing ‘the far left’s schemes,’ I wonder, is this a reference to constituents like me who support Medicare for All and Democratic Socialist institutions like public schools and libraries, the police and fire departments, highways, roads, bridges?”
“We should honor one Republican hero, Patrick McHenry, R-10th District, who said that his vote was based on the Constitution. Thank you, Congressman McHenry.”
“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.”
At a Jan. 29 meeting of the Council of Independent Business Owners, Cawthorn told attendees that his goal is to divert as much federal spending to the region as possible to get residents back to work.
“My hope is that when they start looking for people to charge in the aftermath of the events in Washington, they follow the trail right to the door of Madison Cawthorn and that he be expelled from Congress.”
“By Jan. 6, he was busy denouncing the constitutional election process, advocating the overthrow of the presidential election and helping to incite a deadly attack on the U.S. Congress.”
The $600 checks represent the first federal assistance many in WNC have received to cope with the economic fallout of the pandemic since the first coronavirus relief package was signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 27.
Madison Cawthorn, Western North Carolina’s congressional representative, was among the more than 50 representatives and eight senators, all Republicans, who issued a formal challenge Jan. 6 to certifying the Electoral College victory of President-elect Joe Biden over incumbent President Donald Trump. Shortly after that action, a rioting crowd of Trump supporters broke into the Capitol.
“What issues did Xpress readers feel passionate enough about to write letters to the editor or commentaries during a year that promises to go down in history?”
Xpress contributor Mark Barrett unpacks the surprisingly static results to emerge from a politically tumultuous year in Western North Carolina.
“Saw Cawthorn’s three-word comment on winning Meadows’ seat.”
“Madison can choose to follow his idol’s path, fanning the flames of hatred, or he can lead by listening, respecting and working for us all.”
Xpress has compiled election night summaries for each of the contests previously included in our general election voter guide. The Buncombe County Board of Elections will not officially certify results until Friday, Nov. 13, and the state board will not issue certification until Tuesday, Nov. 24.
The money faucet is open in the race to represent Western North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Republican candidate Madison Cawthorn has raised more than Democratic candidate Moe Davis, but Cawthorn’s campaign has also spent heavily to bring those dollars in. As of Sept. 30, Davis had more cash on hand than his opponent.
“As a Patrick Henry College alumnus and Army veteran, I can tell you that this is not the character of a leader or of a representative.”
“Cawthorn has GQ good looks; a high-energy personality; and the 25-year-old has already gaffed his way to unwanted national attention with cringeworthy comments.”