On Tuesday, March 30, Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina sent out a tweet touting the benefits of the federal grants that would help support his district, NC-11.
Cawthorn neglected to mention one detail, however, in his Twitter brag.
The freshman Republican voted against every single one of the stimulus funds he now claimed NC-11 needed.
Happy to announce that NC-11 was awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. -Appalachian… https://t.co/rP4xW1ndLa— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@Rep. Madison Cawthorn) 1617131213.0
-Bakersville Community Medical Clinic Inc. was given $1,771,125 -Blue Ridge Community Health Services Inc. was giv… https://t.co/6ExgwLAPur— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@Rep. Madison Cawthorn) 1617131213.0
Twitter didn't let Cawthorn take credit for the financial relief he actively fought against.
@RepCawthorn If you wanted to take credit for it, you probably should've voted for it.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1617136532.0
Dear @RepCawthorn: Pleased to see you support government spending in NC-11. Also, did you vote for the… https://t.co/6o0s53hGhu— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1617139542.0
@RepCawthorn These funds come from the American Rescue Plan, which this Republican voted against. This Republican… https://t.co/D4sWKWhaOU— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1617133519.0
@RepCawthorn Hey guys, if this bozo is your Congressman, please be aware he voted against all of this. You owe him… https://t.co/IuopHP7Hqx— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@Khashoggi’s Ghost) 1617137434.0
If Cawthorn had his way, none of the grants he's now "happy to announce" would be available to help his district.
@RepCawthorn You voted against this, you Nazi-cuddling little creep.— Dennis Perkins (@Dennis Perkins) 1617136814.0
@RepCawthorn This is what Republican do. Vote against helping people then try and take credit for helping people. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.— Hotel_Lobby (@Hotel_Lobby) 1617132082.0
@RepCawthorn Then why did you vote against this? Because you would have been happier without the relief money? Or b… https://t.co/ygirSAk8oX— David Cay Johnston (@David Cay Johnston) 1617132370.0
Cawthorn was truly shameless in his hypocrisy, but Twitter came prepared with receipts.
@RepCawthorn You said it was "Just a Pelosi payoff" and voted no, right? For this funding that you're currently ann… https://t.co/rHm5O7wOFq— be.the change.dana (@be.the change.dana) 1617135072.0
@RepCawthorn Madison Cawthorn @RepCawthorn @CawthornforNC Is engaging in STOLEN POLITICAL VALOR. Cawthorn voted… https://t.co/G1AiOzod3n— mollyswordmcdonough 🌊 (@mollyswordmcdonough 🌊) 1617132157.0
@RepCawthorn You voted against every single one of these grants.— Matt McDermott (@Matt McDermott) 1617142047.0
NC-11 is receiving these benefits in spite of Cawthorn's vote—and the votes of most of his fellow Republicans—not because of it.
If voters are excited about these grants, they should vote for a different Representative the next time around.
@RepCawthorn ATTENTION NC-11 voters: This guy voted AGAINST every part of the bill he is now trying to take credit… https://t.co/fThn9pQsNR— PCR RitesGood (@PCR RitesGood) 1617136885.0
@pcrritesgood @RepCawthorn I’m an NC-11 voter and a lot of us truly despise him. There are several qualified candi… https://t.co/ibekLVx3CH— Betsy Couzins (@Betsy Couzins) 1617137771.0
Voters should hold politicians like Cawthorn accountable for their actions.
@RepCawthorn Sir, is this you? https://t.co/qMLCEbUyWO— Bad Faith 💉😷🐝 (@Bad Faith 💉😷🐝) 1617140736.0
Hay North Carolina, @RepCawthorn voted against you getting every penny of it and now he credit for it. Come on man!… https://t.co/pASQ7Nx91J— SheepDog (@SheepDog) 1617182087.0
Who knows what good thing Cawthorn—who faces widespread criticism for being less than honest multiple times—will vote against before bragging about its benefits next.
Only time will tell.