In a unapologetically, blatantly false tweet this past Sunday, March 21, Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina claimed the pandemic relief bill didn't include money for homeless veterans.
The Biden Admin just dropped $86 Million dollars to get hotel rooms for ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS yet we have zero dollars… https://t.co/JUoMSVGTTq— Madison Cawthorn (@Madison Cawthorn)1616364610.0
Twitter made sure everyone following Cawthorn's tweet knew it was incorrect.
@CawthornforNC The American Rescue Plan that @CawthornforNC voted against has allocated $14.5 billion for veterans,… https://t.co/1LbRjWlmhJ— Travis Akers (@Travis Akers)1616374358.0
@CawthornforNC You literally voted against the American Rescue Act that had $14.5 BILLION earmarked for veterans in… https://t.co/gJXxXI7oTq— Devin's Dog (@Devin's Dog)1616384624.0
@KevinMKruse @CawthornforNC I mean, it’s not like this thing wasn’t read out loud or nothing...— Pastatute (@Pastatute)1616422652.0
It was fairly obvious Cawthorn just wanted to hurt the Biden administration regardless of the facts.
Meanwhile, he hasn't introduced any bills to help the veterans he supposedly cared about.
@CawthornforNC How many bills have you introduced to help homeless veterans?— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1616382180.0
@CawthornforNC Um the relief bill YOU voted against had 17 billion going to veterans which included helping HOMELES… https://t.co/a10wFfa9U9— Steve (@Steve)1616423700.0
@CawthornforNC The American Rescue Plan, which this Republican voted against, actually puts billions toward helping… https://t.co/DmPXkGqWuR— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1616376922.0
Cawthorn voted against legislation that helped homeless veterans.
Cawthorn is unbelievably stupid. He voted against the American Rescue Plan Act which provides funding for homeless… https://t.co/7H5S8Xqtnf— MMarie D'Angelo (@MMarie D'Angelo)1616384235.0
@CawthornforNC This is what in politics we call “a lie.”— Dave Zirin (@Dave Zirin)1616415928.0
Cawthorn has a long history of lying for political gain.
@CawthornforNC Hi Madison. I was at the Naval Academy today volunteering in the cemetery. You know..the place you l… https://t.co/YdWXYtT29e— SomewhereInTheGarden (@SomewhereInTheGarden)1616372281.0
@CawthornforNC You know there is billions for homeless Americans in the American Rescue Plan. You voted against it.… https://t.co/5pQyfzzXnM— Tim Fullerton (@Tim Fullerton)1616373833.0
There were mountains of evidence debunking Cawthorn's claim.
@CawthornforNC Seems like your claim of "zero dollars" might be just a little bit off there. https://t.co/qA32QrjbTW— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1616422569.0
Knot headed tree puncher. https://t.co/YyFFrlxCCs— Doug Stolzenberg (@Doug Stolzenberg)1616396695.0
Republican Madison Cawthorn remains one of Congress' most notorious spreaders of misinformation, but fortunately the internet has the receipts to tell the difference between truth and lies.