A petition calling for the resignation of North Carolina Congressman Madison Cawthorn is now the fastest-growing online petition Change.org has ever seen, according to a spokeswoman with the company.
District 11 WNC started the petition on January 8th, just 2 days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in what seemed to be an attempt to stop Congress from certifying the electoral college results.
The viral petition, which has now received over 22,000 signatures, reads:
“Madison Cawthorn has repeatedly called for action by his supporters in WNC and all over the country to “fight back” and to join him in Washington DC on January 6th to “stop the steal”. Because of his continuous calls for action, as well as spreading debunked claims about voter fraud, terrorists stormed the Capitol on January 6th in a failed coup. Federal property was stolen, destroyed, vandalized and sadly, 5 people lost their lives, including one Capitol Police Officer. We have to hold him accountable, this is not what we stand for a citizens of the United States and District 11 of North Carolina deserves much better representation.”
WLOS News 13, a station that covers Cawthorn’s district, interviewed Cawthorn 2 days after the attack on the Capitol and asked him if he felt responsible, here is what he had to say:
Buncombe County Commissioner Jasmine Beach-Ferrara has also written a lengthy article calling for Cawthorn’s resignation, in which she cites the 14th Amendment, saying that no member of Congress shall “have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against” the Constitution “or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof.”
“Cawthorn put out a steady stream of content, from viral videos to tweets, that rallied people to join the Jan. 6 rally and disseminated false information – let’s call it what it is, propaganda – about the integrity of the Presidential election results,” said Beach-Ferrara.
I wrote this op-ed about why Madison Cawthorn should resign & how we move forward – check it out if you have a minute https://t.co/Za3jxU6Wyw
— Jasmine BeachFerrara (@jbeachferrara) January 12, 2021
What do you think about the calls for Cawthorn’s resignation?