A Republican from North Carolina was ridiculed on Monday after making a hilarious blunder while attempting to lecture Democrats about facts.
Rep. Madison Cawthorne (R-NC) was homeschooled as a child and then attended a single semester of college, during which he "earned mostly D's." On Thursday, Cawthorne demonstrated his intelligence during a speech on the House floor about facts.
"It was Thomas Jefferson that said 'Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.' Let's cast our eyes over the facts, shall we," he said.
The quote that Cawthorne misattributed to Jefferson is actually a famous quote by John Adams.
Here's some of what people were saying about Cawthorne and stubborn facts:
That wasn’t Thomas Jefferson, it was John Adams. What an ignorant posturing jackweasel. https://t.co/7Yx4LwEW5t— Charles Johnson (@Charles Johnson) 1624569939.0
just one of the stupidest people in congress acyn i mean gohmert level stupidity
— darth™ (@darth) June 24, 2021
It's a fact that John Adams said that.
It's a fact that Cawthorn doesn't factcheck. pic.twitter.com/BxMC8cl2jE
— Stray Political Cat (@StrayPolitical) June 24, 2021
I give Madison Cawthorn credit for consistently being wrong about everything.
— Roy Hobbs (@RoyH0bbs) June 24, 2021
Abraham Lincoln just tweeted "Lol" to this.
— Schrödinger's Litter Box (@Brewjew308) June 24, 2021
Well...he's consistent in being wrong about history... pic.twitter.com/o9CZJrRhCu
— 🐝🚢🚲🚗Ꭰҽղąҽ 🚌🚀🛩🚉 (@DenaePFA) June 24, 2021
Honestly, his "communications" staff is not doing him any favors and might really dislike/hate him. Kind of like Meghan McCains hair stylist.
— DebbieM NO FBR Lists!*Biden/Harris, Senate/House!* (@MaukDebbie) June 24, 2021
@MitchSolomonLA @Acyn I suspect his staff is similarly not very bright.— Brooklyn Events (@Brooklyn Events) 1624570199.0
Had he actually attended a school, he'd know Jefferson didn't say that. But I guess his mom doesn't know her history as well when she wrote up his homeschool curriculum.
— Phillip Davis (@Phil_Davis_) June 24, 2021
Easy mistake, since Jefferson and Adams were basically the same person except that they had opposite views about everything and hated each other
— Severin (@severininfurs) June 24, 2021
John Adams is PISSED right now.
— Marc 2Xor3X Hoodie (@thegoodfello) June 24, 2021
No. Nope. Wrong. It was John Adams. Do these people not know how to google? https://t.co/TY6PbnUUHJ— Andrea R MD (@Andrea R MD) 1624570107.0
Getting a fact wrong about a quote about facts...Cawthorn is next level. https://t.co/rBmQoDBQpx— somepeoplelikeit (@somepeoplelikeit) 1624570029.0
Never underestimate the inappropriate confidence of a right wing nut. Facts are stubborn things: but he can't even… https://t.co/3Bx1srLORe— (((Howard Forman))) (@(((Howard Forman)))) 1624570679.0