Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) faced backlash after issuing a fear-mongering tweet about proof of vaccination.
The North Carolina Republican showed up at a school board meeting Thursday evening in his district to voice opposition to mask mandates, then several hours later warned that vaccine passports were scarier than catching the potentially deadly coronavirus.
"We're living in scary times when the most free nation in the history of mankind is seriously discussing mandatory vaccine passports," Cawthorn tweeted.
@CawthornforNC Mandatory vaccine passports have existed in the US since the 1850’s. How are you so bad at this?— Logan Jones (@Logan Jones) 1628218220.0
Homeschool student doesn’t understand EVERY single public k-12 school requires proof of vaccination from a variety… https://t.co/WMIzPpNfk9— Chad Rodriguez (@Chad Rodriguez) 1628227134.0
@CawthornforNC You mean the same thing every school child had needed for the last century, Madison? Or do you prefer to go by “drama queen”?— LaVonne Bray (@LaVonne Bray) 1628219136.0
Really? You have no idea about what real freedom is. Do you? https://t.co/I3aUpIdy6T— AGEⒶ (@AGEⒶ) 1628225458.0
@CawthornforNC Yes. God forbid we take reasonable actions to try and prevent the spread of a deadly disease.— Moondog (@Moondog) 1628218943.0
@CawthornforNC I hear some states have mandatory driving passports. Where will it all end?— Richard (@Richard) 1628218254.0
@CawthornforNC Do you realise the vast majority of the civilised world will only allow people to enter their countr… https://t.co/sSHpgymhHe— Election Sausage 💅🏻 (@Election Sausage 💅🏻) 1628222876.0
@CawthornforNC Says the guy who's favorite place was hitler's eagles nest. Cawthorn referred to Hitler as “the Fuh… https://t.co/CVwBRaGTIG— MINDF©️K (@MINDF©️K) 1628224693.0
@CawthornforNC I think 600,000 dead Americans is far scarier. I think spending weeks in an ICU hooked to a ventilat… https://t.co/715AuK8Oyw— Flipped the Senate 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@Flipped the Senate 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸) 1628248032.0
@CawthornforNC I already had one. Had to show it ti get into school and to travel abroad. It is scary times though… https://t.co/yBPu6OKoSQ— ♡Denise♡ 🇺🇸🏴🇬🇧☮ 🕉☯️ (@♡Denise♡ 🇺🇸🏴🇬🇧☮ 🕉☯️) 1628218493.0
@CawthornforNC I work in a hospital, in your district. You know what’s scarier? Seeing people coming into our ER wi… https://t.co/CaJDKOkGLt— Todd Gothberg (@Todd Gothberg) 1628238643.0
@CawthornforNC We're living in scary times when we have politicians pushing against mitigation efforts during a pandemic.— H43 (@H43) 1628218732.0
@CawthornforNC Can you imagine what it was like when they forced everybody to wear seatbelts. Very scary times back then.— Lee Pierson (@Lee Pierson) 1628249084.0