North Carolina elected 25-year-old Madison Cawthorn to represent its 11th Congressional District, making him the youngest member of Congress and the youngest ever elected since the 1700s.
Cawthorn defeated Democratic opponent, Air Force Col. Moe Davis, who served as a prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay for the seat left by Mark Meadows who became the White House Chief of Staff in April.
At 25, Cawthorn barely reached the minimum age set by the Constitution for Americans seeking a seat at the House of Representatives.
Prior to Cawthorn, New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the youngest congresswoman ever elected at 29 along with Iowa Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who was only a few months older than AOC when they won the elections in November 2018.
The North Carolina Republican Congressman-elect was launched to national prominence after he earlier won against 62-year-old Lynda Bennett in a June primary run-off.
Cawthorn was then invited to speak at the Republican National Convention (RNC) where he took a swipe at progressive Democrats.
“While the radical wants to dismantle, defund and destroy, Republicans under President Trump’s leadership want to rebuild, restore, and renew,” he said then.
Following his win, Cawthorn also made a controversial tweet aimed at the far-left Democrats in Washington.
Cry more, lib.
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) November 4, 2020
“Cry more, lib,” he said.
In a separate statement to Fox News, he said: “The days of AOC and the far left misleading the next generation of Americans are numbered. Tonight, the voters of Western North Carolina chose to stand for freedom and a new generation of leadership in Washington.”
Time for a “bolder” GOP
Talking to “Fox & Friends”, Cawthorn shared how he plans on pushing for a “bolder” GOP in Congress.
“I believe it’s time for a new Republican Party to rise. I don’t think we just need to have a bigger tent, I genuinely believe we need to have a bolder tent. I think that for too long the Republicans have acted with timidity on issues where we should be leading,” he said.
Cawthorn, who met a tragic automobile accident that left him partially paralyzed, also wants to advocate for health care.
Meanwhile, in a race too-close-to-call in North Carolina, the 25-year old said he believes President Trump will win.
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