In the race for the title of House dunce, Rep. Madison Cawthorn is definitely in the running against the likes of Reps. Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), especially since he faceplanted while lecturing Democrats about facts on the House floor.

Cawthorn has already repeatedly demonstrated that he doesn’t know American history. Just last month, he claimed that George Washington would have lost the American Revolution to the British had he worn a mask, a claim that flies in the face of the fact that George Washington and the other Founding Fathers supported vaccinations. And wearing masks has little to do with military strategy and effectiveness. If anything, Washington’s army would have been protected from contracting deadly diseases.

On Thursday, Cawthorn once again demonstrated that his homeschooling failed miserably. As he lectured Democrats about facts, he literally misattributed a quote to Thomas Jefferson.

“It was Thomas Jefferson that said ‘Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.’ Let’s cast our eyes over the facts, shall we,” he said.

Except that it was John Adams who uttered that famous quote, not Jefferson.

Cawthorn literally got his own facts wrong while daring to lecture Democrats about facts. It’s embarrassing.

Twitter users swiftly mocked him.

Indeed, a simple search on Google would have been enough to correct Cawthorn’s remarks prior to him delivering them. He failed to do the smallest about of research to make sure his facts were straight before he lectured Democrats about facts, and it would have prevented him from humiliating himself. Instead, he proved that our education system needs more attention and that voters need to evaluate the intelligence of political candidates to make sure they are smart enough to hold the office they seek. Because Madison Cawthorn is not.

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