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House Republican Busted Bringing Knife to School Board Meeting

When freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina showed up at a Henderson County School Board meeting on Monday night to rant and rave against mask mandates and instigate revolts against Democratic Governor Roy Cooper, nobody noticed that tucked underneath his wheelchair was a weapon. That is until Democrat Jay Carey – who is hoping to unseat Cawthorn in 2022 – spotted a knife handle sticking out of the back of Cawthorn’s personal transport.

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“Attended the Henderson County School Board meeting tonight to speak for continued mask mandates for schools. Meanwhile, @RepCawthorn must have feared for his life, seeing as he brought a knife to the meeting,” Carey tweeted after Cawthorn’s stunt.

“I’m 100% certain it was a knife,” Carey told the Asheville Citizen-Times. “I was 20 years in the military. Attention to detail is my bread and butter and what kept me alive.”

The Fire Madison Cawthorn Political Action Committee dug a little bit deeper and discovered that based on Carey’s pictures, Cawthorn was in possession of a MicroTech Borka Blade.

“The weapon allegedly smuggled into the Henderson County board of education meeting by @RepCawthorn has been identified as a MicroTech Borka Blade, beloved by mall ninjas worldwide,” the PAC tweeted on Tuesday evening.

Although wielding weapons inside an “educational property” is a Class 1 misdemeanor in North Carolina, Carey explained to the Citizen-Times that he was more concerned with why Cawthorn felt the need to be armed in the first place.

“I was thinking, ‘Why are you bringing a knife to a school board meeting? There are children. There is no need for a weapon,'” he said.

The story continues here.



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