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.
In the last 10 months, Cawthorn has wrongly said in a speech that James Madison signed the Declaration of Independence, wrongly said Congress voted to have Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation, and now in another speech attributed a famous John Adams line to Jefferson. https://t.co/zLTXcPOXZv
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 25, 2021
“Madison Cawthorn is one dumb motherfucker.” – John Adams https://t.co/aLctwcP6ZW
— born miserable (@bornmiserable) June 24, 2021
Madison Cawthorn is learning this morning that, yes, facts indeed are stubborn things.
— A Hopeful Citizen (@ThePubliusUSA) June 25, 2021
Today on the House Floor, neo-Nazi scumbag insurrectionist Madison Cawthorn claimed Thomas Jefferson said facts are stubborn things.
It was in fact John Adams quoting a proverb in defense of British troops, but I’d never expect an anti-American idiot to know American history.
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) June 25, 2021
Madison Cawthorn getting fact checked by Twitter while speaking on the House floor is a treat I’ll be enjoying for years to come.
It’s also what happens when you hire a friend to work in your office with zero government experience.
— 🏳️🌈Carly D. Mayer🏳️🌈 (@CarlyDMayer) June 25, 2021
It’s a fact that John Adams said that.
It’s a fact that Cawthorn doesn’t factcheck. pic.twitter.com/BxMC8cl2jE
— Stray Political Cat (@StrayPolitical) June 24, 2021
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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