Democratic leaders are calling for the expulsion of freshman Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn, according to Fox News.
State Democrats from Cawthorn have written a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asking for an investigation into the Republican congressman.
“Mr. Cawthorn needs to be held accountable for his seditious behavior and for consequences resulting from said behavior,” reads the letter. “We will not tolerate misinformation, conspiracy theories, and lies from our Representatives.”
The letter has been signed by Kathy Sinclair and four other officials.
“In a speech to the crowd at the rally immediately before the Capitol was attacked, Representative Cawthorn incited the crowd again using violent language and calling his colleagues ‘cowards’,” it adds.
“Unlike NC-11 Democrats, Madison Cawthorn condemns mob violence under any banner. NC-11 Democrats were silent when left-wing mobs attacked civilians, businesses and law enforcement in Asheville,” the office said. “They have no moral authority to speak up now when they were silent then.”
Last night, I spoke out in defense of our Constitution and a fair electoral process. I also unequivocally denounced the violence that took place in our nation's capitol, it wasn't patriotism it was thuggery.
We are all Americans. What unites us is greater than what divides us. pic.twitter.com/UBVgpE4rLB
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) January 7, 2021
Cawthron told House lawmakers that he is “bitterly disappointed by the protests that happened.”
“The actions of a violent few were cowardly and pathetic,” he added.
“Call your congressman and feel free, you can lightly threaten them and say, you know what, if you don’t start supporting election integrity, I’m coming after you, Madison Cawthorn is coming after you, everybody’s coming after you,” Cawthorn said.
Here's a video of Congressman Madison Cawthorn telling a rally of young people to call their representatives to "lightly threaten" them and say they are "coming after them" pic.twitter.com/WOBeppCR6c
— Andrew Rose Gregory (@arosegregory) January 12, 2021
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Cawthorn is also not the only Republican facing threats of censure following the Capitol attacks.
Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., faced calls for censure earlier this week, after he became the first House Republican to openly claim the election was fraudulent.
It is unclear what Pelosi will do following the expulsion and censure demands, but freshmen Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., filed a resolution the day of the attack on Jan. 6, calling for the investigation and potential removal of all House members who incited violence by contesting state election results and purporting debunked claims of election fraud.