Madison Cawthorn accused of being ‘juvenile’ in response to Cheney’s dismissal
North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn has been criticized as childish for his tweet celebrating the withdrawal of Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney as Speaker of the Republican House Conference in which he cited Steam’s success. Na Na Hey Hey Kiss it goodbye.
Playing to the lyrics of the 1969 song, Mr. Cawthorn tweeted, “Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey, goodbye Liz Cheney.”
The Lincoln Project anti-Trump campaign group replied with links to two articles in which Mr. Cawthorn forbidden photos taken from him at Adolf Hitler’s vacation home and another room detailing accusations of sexual harassment against Mr. Cawthorn from his time at university. He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
Pastor and author John Pavlovitz tweeted a picture of the January 6th Capitol riot saying “you did that”. Mr. Cawthorn spoke at the “Save America” rally at the Ellipse near the Capitol before the riot began.
“My friends, the Democrats, with all the frauds they did in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice,” he said to the jubilant crowd.
Lawyer Eric Slater wrote: “As you are professional and mature. The Republican Party is committing to … wait for it … cancel the culture. You don’t realize that you are not only contributing to your downfall, but to the downfall of your “party”. Enjoy!”
“The fact that a sitting member of Congress is tweeting this and thinks it’s a good idea tells you everything you need to know about the Republican Party today,” Twitter user Burl Chester added.
Another account holder added: “This guy doesn’t have legislative staff because he wanted to increase his PR staff … and that’s the material they offer.”
Steve Metz wrote that Mr. Cawthorn’s “personal mark” was “performative youthfulness” and that he “would not recognize character, integrity and dedication to constitutional principles if they built a nest in your hair” .
Noting the age difference between the mentioned song and Mr. Cawthorn himself, Emily Porter tweeted: “You were under 26 when this song came out, so that’s probably why you forgot a ‘hey’. Put some respect on the name of Steam. But seriously, I expected nothing less from a lying and traitorous slimeball who tries to force himself on women during his ‘fun drives’.
Helen kennedy mentionned: “At least quote the song correctly, you sound ridiculous.”
The independent contacted Mr Cawthorn’s office for comment.