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Twitter Roasts ‘Unqualified Child’ Madison Cawthorn Over Bizarre Comment About George Washington and Masks

Twitter Roasts ‘Unqualified Child’ Madison Cawthorn Over Bizarre Comment About George Washington and Masks

Freshman Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina believes that General George Washington would have lost the Revolutionary War to the British if he had been wearing a face mask because doing so would have made him appear weak.

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“I just want to encourage us to imagine – really think to our Founding Fathers to know that we are not descended from fearful men – imagine if you had George Washington when he was trying to get the British to capitulate in Yorktown except he had a mask on his face. That’s how who we’re descended from,” Cawthorn said in an interview on Friday’s edition of The Water Cooler on the right-wing propaganda network Real America’s Voice.

“We’re descended from men and women of valor who stood up for their own personal liberty and that’s what my friends and I were doing on the House floor yesterday,” Cawthorn continued, referring to the stunt that he and several other GOP lawmakers pulled by refusing to wear masks while Congress was in session.

“I truly believe that it’s time for us to be leaders on this,” Cawthorn added before repeating the lie that masks are not effective at preventing transmission of COVID-19. “I agree, let’s listen to the science. The science is clear. Masks don’t work. We don’t need them. It’s time for us to move on.”

Criminal defense attorney Ron Filipkowski, a Democrat, shared the clip to Twitter.

“Madison Cawthorn says that the British would not have surrendered at Yorktown if George Washington was wearing a mask,” Filipkowski tweeted. “I’ve had 8 clips over 1 million views in 2021, many more over 100K. I track GOP politicians and influencers in a wide array of platforms and rallies, where they tend to make their worst statements, to expose them for who they really are. Please considering following and sharing!”

Watch below:

Twitter obliged by mercilessly ridiculing Cawthorn as an “unqualified child” and poster boy of the Dunning-Kreuger effect.

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