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WATCH: Reminder That Even Madison Cawthorn Said Trump’s Election Rhetoric Created “Dangerous Setting”

WATCH: Reminder That Even Madison Cawthorn Said Trump’s Election Rhetoric Created “Dangerous Setting”

When Donald Trump spoke at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, before his supporters headed, at his behest, to the U.S. Capitol Building, where they tried to stop the electoral vote count, he insists it was a “perfect speech.” However, even Madison Cawthorn, who also spoke at the rally, has said that Trump’s rhetoric was instrumental in the violence that followed.

UNITED STATES – JANUARY 6: Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., speaks to Trump supporters from the Ellipse at the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, as the Congress prepares to certify the electoral college votes. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

The January 6th Committee is working through the several ways that Trump tried to subvert the 2020 election, one of which was, of course, the mob that descended on the Capitol Building, threatening the lives of legislators, attacking police officers who were trying to protect Congress, destroying Federal property, and ultimately delaying the confirmation of the electoral vote.

Trump has defended himself, insisting that he didn’t promote any violence with his speech. However, an appearance by Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) on the Carlos Watson Show last February shows that even his most ardent sycophants recognize Trump’s culpability.

Cawthorn even says that he would have changed his own speech, if only by adding some lines.

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The full video can be seen on YouTube here.

He also makes a clear effort to distance himself from the election lies, saying, “I wasn’t down there saying that there was uh fraudulent systems with the within the Dominion voting machines, or there were u-haul trucks being backed up with tons of ballots in them that were fraudulently marked, because I couldn’t personally prove that, Carlos, so, you know, I definitely didn’t try and feed into that narrative.”

Though Cawthorn denies any prior knowledge of the attack that day, it’s notable that he has boasted about being illegally armed on the Congressional floor, actually announcing that he used his wheelchair to conceal “multiple weapons.”

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