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Madison Cawthorn probably regrets asking a really stupid question on Twitter

Madison Cawthorn, LGBTQ
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You have to hand it to Madison Cawthorn. Just when you think the far-right Congressman can’t say anything dumber, he manages to exceed expectations.

Cawthorn’s latest effort to go for the gold medal in ratios is his attempt to attack President Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Cawthorn follows the standard Republican playbook of complaining about spending by Democrats while ignoring the massive deficit Republicans have racked up.

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So many falsehoods in so few words.

For one, the plan isn’t $3.5 billion. It’s about half that. And Democrats plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for the measure.

Still, nothing will stop Cawthorn from making a stupid remark. Fortunately, Twitter was there to call him out.

For one, there was the question of the biggest lie ever. That’s an easy one to answer.

Then there was the chance to point out Cawthorn’s elastic relationship to the truth, starting with his claim that he had been admitted to the Naval Academy. He wasn’t, as fellow Rep. Eric Swalwell was happy to point out.

Cawthorn’s own lie was by far the most popular response.  Indeed, so many people threw that lie back in Cawthorn’s face that Naval Academy trended on Twitter.

Of course, Cawthorn being who he is presented plenty of alternatives, as others were quick to point out. There were Cawthorn’s feeble stunts, but even worse for him were the tweets that pointed out the holes in his own story of the accident that led to him being a paraplegic.

Given so much baggage, you’d have to wonder why Cawthorn would even use the word “lie” in a tweet.

But perhaps it doesn’t matter. The folks who count know the truth.

I am asexual. My story is exactly why LGBTQ inclusive sex ed should be required in schools.

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