The GOP is targeting young Conservatives with their latest Turning Point USA event. And they have decided that the best way to do so is by having a roster of political extremists give speeches.
Madison Cawthorn is one of those extremists. He almost sounded hopeful about the country having a Civil War during his Tuesday speech. And if that happens, the North Carolina Rep. says, then Conservatives would “be victorious.”
Cawthorn told the crowd, “We, patriotic Americans, were born for such a time as this. We’re going to face some dark times as a nation. I genuinely believe that. I think we have an opportunity in the next four to six years to prevent kinetic force — countryman on countryman — from ever meeting.”
The congressman continued, “Although I have no doubt we would be victorious if that would ever happen. But remember, that would be so immoral and wrong if we said, ‘Hey, you know what? Let’s just kick off a civil war,’ and then we’ll just go ahead and go to that point.”
Cawthorn closed, “It’s time for us to stop being sheep and to stand up and be lions! The radical left should be terrified of who we are. The radical left should be terrified of what we are going to do.”
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