WATCH: Morning Joe’s Elise Jordan Blasts Madison Cawthorn for his Violent Fantasies
Madison Cawthorn often portrays himself as some kind of patriot. The North Carolina congressman has repeatedly lied about being accepted into the US Naval Academy prior to a motor vehicle accident that left him paralyzed. In a 2017 deposition, he admitted that his application was rejected.
Cawthorn continued to display his sick sense of patriotism on Monday. The North Carolina Rep. referred to January 6th insurrectionists as patriots and threatened bloodshed if the elections remain rigged. On Tuesday morning, former Bush advisor Elise Jordan slammed into the “not so bright” congressman.
The MSNBC pundit began, “In an alternative universe, 10 years ago, 20 years ago, you would have had GOP leadership doing something to clamp down Madison Cawthorn from his violent fantasies, but today it gets him slots on cable news, juices his fundraising and he’s allowing to say and do whatever he wants, no matter how damaging, and if it’s inciting violence which we saw from the top, Donald Trump, and what he brought and how plenty of Republican leaders did nothing to clamp down on Donald Trump’s calls for repeated violence.”
Jordan continued, “He doesn’t seem like the brightest bulb, seems like he’s going for the attention and isn’t a mastermind of planning an insurrection. But this is the rhetoric Republicans need to decry, and the fact that they aren’t and the fact that he’s seemingly operating in a consequence-free universe within the Republican Party, it’s very troubling and it shows the state of the Republican Party right now.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of MSNBC: