Republicans have held onto a congressional seat in North Carolina that was vacated when Mark Meadows left Congress to serve President Donald Trump's fourth chief of staff.
Republicans nominated Madison Cawthorn to fill the seat -- and he won after running a stunningly racist campaign.
On Tuesday night, after the Associated Press had called the race for him, Cawthorn shared his thoughts on Twitter.
"Cry more, lib," he posted.
Here's some of what people were saying about his tweet:
An interesting celebratory tweet from the new, youngest member of Congress here https://t.co/p0qtdWZ4qK— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1604457076.0
The future of the Republican Party: https://t.co/lQMLoG4ERd— Elaina Plott (@Elaina Plott)1604457109.0
Trumpism's only principle https://t.co/hTZrapBGod— Anthony L. Fisher (@Anthony L. Fisher)1604457915.0
Whatever happens in the main races, we’re in for years of this idiotic bullshit. It’s a party of Don Jr. worshipper… https://t.co/X0mgmMOk54— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1604457370.0
It really is clarifying, though. There's no plan to make Americans' lives better. There are no ideals, no sense of… https://t.co/ZlaGGFDDNt— Jill Filipovic (@Jill Filipovic)1604457659.0
Not a fan of this kind of shit https://t.co/cVM34I4qUT— Tim Pool (@Tim Pool)1604458230.0
The new generation of Republicans are straight out of Gamergate https://t.co/Xnl2JBGllv— Jessica Valenti (@Jessica Valenti)1604458177.0
the white vote shows up for racist candidate who had Hitler's vacation spot on his bucket list https://t.co/XWI32paVB6— Nathalie Baptiste (@Nathalie Baptiste)1604458458.0
what a disgusting, telling thing to say after winning an election https://t.co/WAxDYdrHLD— Priyanka Aribindi (@Priyanka Aribindi)1604457599.0
I love living in the same country as tens of millions of people who voted for this message during—I must again stre… https://t.co/XsC2QYcAio— David Klion (@David Klion)1604457512.0
Assholery for the sake of assholery. https://t.co/9Sl9OEWrRZ— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod)1604457269.0
This POS, Nazi-loving racist just won his seat in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Way to go, NC. https://t.co/HeefmtPw9W— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh)1604457699.0
Good tone-setting message from Republicans' newest House member https://t.co/frJlvpAwhs— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1604457168.0
Classy. The future of the Republican Party is looking very bleak. https://t.co/iVwAAJgAY7— Steve Piccininni 🏴☠️ (@Steve Piccininni 🏴☠️)1604457866.0
He's gonna fit right in https://t.co/toL4qT3uhb— Lachlan Markay (@Lachlan Markay)1604457152.0
Ah. Another public servant Republican who cares about his constituents. https://t.co/J3jObCZ3Wk— Randi Mayem Singer (@Randi Mayem Singer)1604457297.0
Gonna predict this guy becomes one of the fastest-indicted House members in history. Dunno for what, even. He just… https://t.co/du2tE9h86r— Hunter (@Hunter)1604457407.0
Future of the Republican Party. Just fashy internet trolls. https://t.co/Ambw9H5ZsA— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1604457304.0
For context: https://t.co/ZZggwq6BGX— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1604457963.0
I am furious that Ayanna Pressley & AOC are going to have to serve in the same legislative body as this guy - and a… https://t.co/0l0OipsEB7— Amanda Litman (@Amanda Litman)1604457774.0
this fucking loser is gonna have to resign after sieg heiling in his office after like a week https://t.co/8HlaprRdYd— overusing carp (@overusing carp)1604457730.0
The GOP distilled down to 3 words. No ideas, no vision, just hating the libs and lovin' being white. https://t.co/SrY22E5OvN— Jean-Michel Connard (@Jean-Michel Connard)1604457238.0
Imagine thinking we're not headed for extremely dark times https://t.co/D0nT9GeshG— Alex Peter (@Alex Peter)1604457589.0