UPDATED 10:39 AM PT – Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) recently pushed back against CNN’s Jim Acosta when asked about President Donald Trump and the 2020 election. The Republican representative does not appear to mince words when it comes to defending the party and discussing election integrity.
During an interview, Acosta pressed the congressman on President Trump’s leadership and his role in the January 6 capitol riot. Cawthorn asserted that the 45th president did not incite any kind of riot, adding he was just speaking at a rally.
The questions did not stop there. Acosta went on to question Republicans’ doubts of the 2020 election. Congressman Cawthorn fired back again, stating he believes there was widespread voter fraud and the presidency was stolen from President Trump. The South Carolina lawmaker added, the judicial system failed to bring justice to the claims of election irregularities.
Acosta: But it was all rejected by the courts including Trump appointed judges and the Supreme Court
Cawthorn: I believe the judicial system failed us pic.twitter.com/hzlT7eeybm
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 4, 2021
In the meantime, Republican-led state legislatures across the country are taking swift action to correct the problems faced in the 2020 election by passing laws requiring voter ID’s and cracking down on mail-in voting.