U.S. Congressman Madison Cawthorn (NC-11) condemned Speaker Pelosi’s gross misinterpretation of his calls to end political violence and called on her to cosponsor his House Resolution condemning political violence in all forms.

On Sunday, during comments made at a local GOP event, Congressman Cawthorn asserted that Americans should never take up arms against one another like too many failed states around the world have done. He warned that our elections must be secure and protected because political violence is never acceptable.

“Speaker Pelosi took advantage of a left-wing media hit job and lied about my words for her gross political agenda. She dangerously and deliberately chose to mischaracterize my comments as violent speech when I clearly called for violence not to occur. Political violence in America is never acceptable, and I warned in my comments that elections must be secure so others do not erroneously choose that path of violence. I am calling on Speaker Pelosi today to cosponsor my House Resolution condemning political violence in all forms. If she is seeking to condemn violent speech, rhetoric, and actions, she should look no further than in her own party,” said Congressman Madison Cawthorn.

Preliminary text of the resolution may be found below:


Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that political violence in any form must be condemned.

Whereas political violence in America is never acceptable;

Whereas Americans’ political will is expressed at the ballot box through secure and safe elections;

Whereas it is the duty of the United States House of Representatives to condemn all forms of political violence in the United States of America;

Whereas the following calls for political violence have been ignored and not condemned by the Democratic Party or the United States House of Representatives:

“When they go low, we kick ’em. That’s what this new Democratic Party is about.” -Former United States Attorney General Eric Holder

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere. We’ve got to get the children connected to their parents” –Congresswoman Maxine Waters

“I will go and take Trump out tonight!” -Congresswoman Maxine Waters

“There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there is unrest in our lives.” –Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

“Show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” –Chris Cuomo

“If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.” -President Joe Biden

“They’re still going to have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump. And that’s a fact.” -Rick Wilson

“I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House,” -Madonna

‘I hope Trump is assassinated’ -Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal

Now, therefore, be it Resolved,

SENSE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. It is the sense of the House of Representatives that political violence, violent speech, and inciteful language have no place in our political discourse and should be wholly condemned.

-Rep Cawthorn


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