The Associated Press announced that Cawthorn, a 25-year-old paraplegic after a near-fatal car accident has won a seat in the House of Representatives from North Carolina.
He is now the youngest member of congress. Cawthorn is paralyzed from the waist down. He outdueled Democratic nominee Moe Davis to win the seat.
“I definitely am running against the Republican Party. They’re a party that doesn’t try to tackle real issues. They are a party that always says no to things.”
“He is a fresh new package, but the things that come out of his mouth sound like Strom Thurmond from the 1960s. There’s nothing original about his sexist, racist views.”
“I choose to fight for the future, to seize the high ground and retake the Shining City on a Hill. While the radical left wants to dismantle, defund, and destroy, Republicans, under President Trump’s leadership, want to rebuild, restore and renew.”
Cawthorn won the seat left vacant by Mark Meadows. But it appears that the Democrats will retain control of the House and the Republicans look like they will hold the Senate but by a smaller margin. President Trump is definitely in the hunt for reelection. But no final result will be known before Friday un less Trump runs the table with Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin. The President currently leads in all three.
Several women have accused Cawthorn of aggressive sexual behavior before his political career, which Cawthorn has denied. He has also denied allegations that he is sympathetic to white nationalist politics and a fan of Adolf Hitler.
“There is a big difference between a failed advance and being forceful, to the extent that’s possible when you’re a paraplegic,” Cawthorn campaign spokesman John Hart told the DCNF Aug. 16. “If being guilty of an awkward, failed advance is a disqualifying event every male in public office should resign.”
Davis also has been criticized for vulgar tweets, including one about breaking the necks of North Carolina Republicans. He posted a tweet on Sept. 11, 2019, describing North Carolina Republicans as “extremists.”