If you don’t know it, liberals from just about everywhere are growing increasingly worried about their chances of maintaining congressional control after the November 8 midterm elections of 2022. But, of course, rather than simply digging in the heels for the fight of their life, they’ve resorted to what you and I could only call taking a shortcut and a rather disgraceful one at that.
It seems that they have realized in recent months that there is no real way they can win or keep whatever slim margins of majority they have in both the Senate and House of representatives. And so, if they can’t beat their opponents legitimately, they’ll simply try to disqualify them.
That’s precisely what they are trying to do with Republicans like North Carolina’s Madison Cawthorn, at least.
According to The Hill, under a dozen liberal voters in Cawthorn’s state have decided that the best way to get rid of him is to have him disqualified. And so they have filed a lawsuit that claims he is guilty of insurrection and, as such, should not be allowed to run for office again.
Their case is predicated on a provision found in Section 3 of the 14th Amendment, which was designed in the post-Civil War era to ban former confederate soldiers and state leaders from being elected to any public office.
The provision is now being dry-fitted as a way to get rid of no small number of congressional GOP members, claiming that, like former confederate members, they swore an oath of allegiance to the United States and, then, actively worked to destroy her.
According to the lawsuit, they have evidence that creates “reasonable suspicion that Representative Cawthorn aided the insurrection, thereby disqualifying him from federal office.” This evidence supposedly comes from some of Cawthorn’s “own statements and reports that he or his office coordinated with the January 6 organizers.”
One lawyer who is part of the suit filed against Cawthorn, John Wallace, alleges that the young lawmaker’s actions and words even “threatened our democracy.” And as such, he should be “held accountable.”
Now, this sounds bad, to be sure. So let’s take a look at how Cawthorn was supposedly involved in the insurrection and what was so threatening to our democracy.
Like the entire January 6 debacle, it all started when Joe Biden and not Donald Trump was announced as the 2020 presidential election winner. Like many other Republicans, including Trump, Cawthorn had heard of the massive number of election fraud reports throughout the nation. And he was concerned that those reports were vastly being ignored and even silenced by the political left.
So he said as much.
He was reported to have said at the time, “The Democrats, with all the fraud they have done in this election, the Republicans hiding and not fighting, they are trying to silence your voice. Make no mistake about it, they do not want you to be heard.”
Then, if that wasn’t bad enough… Cawthorn did the unthinkable. He voted against certifying that Joe Biden was our rightfully elected president.
I know, it’s just awful, isn’t it? I mean, how dare he question an election fraught with fraud?
Apparently, that’s all it took for the political left to believe that he was telling Americans to get violent against their leaders and so encouraging insurrection or rebellion.
However, it would seem that Cawthorn and his staff aren’t nearly as prone to dramatics and fearing the worst as his opponents.
When it became known that the lawsuit had been filed, his spokesman, Luke Ball, made a statement about it, but not to draw attention to it or give it any sort of credence. Instead, it merely pointed out how lame the attempt was and that it would not be a hindrance in the least.
“Over 245,000 patriots from Western North Carolina elected Congressman Cawthorn to serve them in Washington. A dozen activists who are comically misinterpreting and twisting the 14th amendment for political gain will not distract him from that service.”
It looks like the left’s attempts have failed again…