Petition seeks resignation of NC congressman who riled crowd before US Capitol riot
Nearly 34,000 people have signed a petition calling on Republican 11th District Congressman Madison Cawthorn to resign for his role in the run-up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago.Posted — Updated
Since Election Day, Cawthorn has been one of the foremost promoters of President Donald Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud.
Later in the same speech, he said. "We were born for such a time as this, and it’s time for us to rise up and fight."
"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," he told the crowd.
"If you put it all in context and then look at the outcome of what happened, you can’t light the fuse and then deny responsibility or accountability when the bomb explodes," Davis said.
"Words mean things, and when they leave your mouth, you cannot bring them back," Erwin wrote in a reply to Harwood's post. Your words can incite or calm. I saw no calming words, and people died and were injured. Our country is an embarrassment on the world stage."
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