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.
“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!”
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!
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) May 22, 2021
Twitter obliged by mercilessly ridiculing Cawthorn as an “unqualified child” and poster boy of the Dunning-Kreuger effect.
George Washington ‘vaccinated’ his troops by intentionally exposing them to Small Pox [who were dying in mass after the British exposed US].
— AJ (@smartlyjoan) May 21, 2021
I don’t understand. Every job requires qualifications which includes education, experience, background checks, etc. Why does being POTUS, working in the senate or the house not require the same? I’m just exhausted. America is taking many steps backwards.
— newbeginning (@betteryear2021) May 21, 2021
Hey Madison, the Battle of Yorktown didn’t take place during a pandemic. If it had….. pic.twitter.com/hylti4ksq9
— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) May 21, 2021
George Washington was pro Science, pro Hygiene and pro Health. "Washington described smallpox as a potentially greater threat than 'the Sword of the Enemy'".
Washington would have worn a mask! 🪖😷🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/i8GkyjWxcc
— mazal boh berrie U-🏗️ (@lezelmaz) May 21, 2021
Guess that homeschooling thing didn’t go so well in his case.
— Mama_C2 🇺🇸 (@mama_c2) May 21, 2021
Wait till someone tells Madison that it was foreigners who didn't speak English (the French), not the absence of masks, that made the difference at Yorktown.
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) May 21, 2021
This was painful to watch
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) May 21, 2021
Yup. He’s a Republican
— blu411 (@blushrtfan1) May 21, 2021
He is what happens when voters elect an unqualified child to congress
— Pam (@WardpamPam) May 21, 2021