Madison Cawthorn is a Republican congressional candidate. Here is key information you need to know about Cawthorn.
Cawthorn Defended White Supremacist Symbols: Madison Cawthorn defended symbols connected to the bigoted white supremacist movement. “A photo of Cawthorn in his wheelchair carrying a military-style rifle and wearing a bandolier holster with a pistol also has drawn the attention of his political critics. The holster, which rests on his chest, bears the outline of a Spartan soldier’s helmet. It’s a symbol popularized by a far-right gun-advocacy group called the Oath Keepers and often includes the motto Molon Labe,” AVL Watchdog reported.
Cawthorn Lied About Mexico and Sex Slavery: Madison Cawthorn lied in a video to supporters where he claimed that Mexico sold children into sex slavery. Cawthorn’s false claim was designed to appeal to supporters of the debunked QAnon conspiracy theory. “Data from the government and nonprofits that track human trafficking do not support Cawthorn’s sex trafficking statement,” reported the Asheville Citizen-Times.