Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, the newly-sworn-in, youngest member of Congress, has already made a name for himself for visiting Hitler's vacation home and embracing the far-right online.
Cawthorn recently appeared on CNN for an interview with Pamela Brown, who took him to task for his support of "rigged election" claims, for which he offered no evidence.
You can watch the exchange here:
CNN's Pamela Brown challenged Madison Cawthorn to cite evidence of election fraud to back up his vote against certi… https://t.co/1S3zvfIfQt— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1611450167.0
After dogged questioning by Brown, Cawthorn finally admitted he believes the election was "not fraudulent."
This means his many attempts to undercut Joe Biden's victory were lies to help himself politically at the potential cost of a fair democracy.
Brown points out the contradiction between Cawthorn saying he has issues with changes to election rules in Wisconsi… https://t.co/1I1z8f9z8R— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1611450559.0
You can watch the whole interview here:
@atrupar That guy was elected to the US Congress?— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy) 1611450423.0
Twitter collectively dunked on Cawthorn following the embarrassing appearance.
@atrupar I’ll never understand the argument that it’s not their intent to throw out millions of votes except that’s… https://t.co/DSwUsmVrSF— Hilbert🇺🇸 (@Hilbert🇺🇸) 1611452807.0
PAMELA BROWN IS DESTROYING MADISON CAWTHORN RN Her first-ever hour having her own show in CNN history and she is proving to be incredible— Siva Nagarajan @ Lental Region (@Siva Nagarajan @ Lental Region) 1611445096.0
Madison Cawthorn after CNN's Pamela Brown was done with him on air. https://t.co/8zy5mBvp2T— Georgia Blue 💙 🇩🇴 🏳️🌈 (@Georgia Blue 💙 🇩🇴 🏳️🌈) 1611457099.0
Many praised Pamela Brown for her relentless reporting during her first night as a CNN anchor.
Pamela Brown CNN interviewed Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) NC. He has to be the most naive person ever to give an inter… https://t.co/K0aPz5QnvQ— Thomas Anthony OShea ☘☘☘ Get vaccinated, Duh! (@Thomas Anthony OShea ☘☘☘ Get vaccinated, Duh!) 1611445481.0
Pamela Brown grilling Madison Cawthorn on @cnn 💯 My kind of Saturday— @mmmckyd (@@mmmckyd) 1611445896.0
All politicians who question the results of elections without any evidence should be similarly held accountable by reporters.
Great work here by @PamelaBrownCNN https://t.co/x0ms6CAebz— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1611449971.0
Watching Madison Cawthorn interviewed by Pamela Brown on CNN is like watching a college admission interview where t… https://t.co/i5yFvyxmwo— Brandon Bayne (@Brandon Bayne) 1611445666.0
Many online compared watching Cawthorn's interview to a slow-motion car wreck.
Madison Cawthorn is on CNN pretending to be a constitutional scholar and I had to leave the room— Ale (@Ale) 1611445125.0
Trying to study. CNN is on in the background. Madison Cawthorn is being interviewed. It's like watching a car crash. Can't look away.— Casey (@Casey) 1611445026.0
It seems even far-right politicians like Madison Cawthorn are now admitting Joe Biden is the rightful President and their previous arguments to the contrary had not basis in fact.