WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Madison Cawthorn has joined with over a dozen other freshman House GOP members in a letter to President Joe Biden congratulating the new administration and pledging to work across the aisle to bridge the ‘partisan divide.’
To be sure, the letter is innocuous enough, but conservative voters could be excused for being a bit confused by Cawthorn over these last several weeks.
Most recently, the congressman made feel-good news by kindly delivering pizzas to and hanging out with national guardsmen who were forced out of the Capitol and into parking garages for the night in an embarrassing episode. Before that, and more notably, it was speaking at the ‘Save America’ rally/protest on January 6 that unfortunately ended in a now famous riot and generated the narrative that placed those national guard troops there in the first place.
Neither Cawthorn, nor Trump, or anyone else speaking at that event that day are in any way responsible for the individuals who committed wrongs afterward. That should be obvious, and Cawthorn said as much.
And then he capitulated to the ‘Trump’s fault’ narrative, and now he’s pledging bipartisanship to work across the aisle in an effort to get along with China Joe and the Capitol Cabal around him?
On January 6, Cawthorn told an assembly likely exceeding a million people — a million MAGA conservatives — that they deserve representatives that will fight for them and the issues they care about. We agree.
The other path is succumbing to the pull and trite pleasantries of ‘working together for the American people,’ what this letter hints at. It’s understandable, especially for freshmen representatives. But it’s not exactly fighting form for Republicans in the minority, in opposition against a Democratic Party that is poised to do as much ‘fundamental transformation’ as possible by November 2022.
You might expect that of milquetoast Republicans the likes of which vote to impeach Donald Trump in the final culmination of the Left’s and the Establishment’s 5 year witch hunt; not from the conservative who’s rise to office was fueled by pledges to fight to protect the American idea against Democrats that openly resent it.