On Tuesday, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) announced that several community health centers in Western North Carolina had received grants from the Department of Health and Human Services — and appeared to take credit for them, saying that he was "proud to see tax-payer dollars returned" to the district.
Happy to announce that NC-11 was awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. -Appalachian… https://t.co/rP4xW1ndLa— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@Rep. Madison Cawthorn)1617131213.0
-Bakersville Community Medical Clinic Inc. was given $1,771,125 -Blue Ridge Community Health Services Inc. was giv… https://t.co/6ExgwLAPur— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@Rep. Madison Cawthorn)1617131213.0
There's just one problem: these grants were awarded under the American Rescue Plan, the sweeping COVID stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden — that Cawthorn voted against.
Cawthorn, who has previously drawn controversy for his odd references to Hitler and a string of accusations of sexual misconduct, was roundly blasted by commenters on social media for turning around and bragging about funding from a bill he opposed.
@RepCawthorn https://t.co/jYphok4RnX— Autarkh (@Autarkh)1617137584.0
@RepCawthorn Maybe less time punching trees and more time voting for good legislation.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1617137846.0
The fucking gall of this sexually-harassing bonehead to not mention how he voted *against* this money. How he activ… https://t.co/eyn5nyb7Jn— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous)1617138858.0
you voted against all of these things you hitler youth asshat. https://t.co/vUsJap1iDX— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️)1617138569.0
You voted against all of it. https://t.co/SakvkCAgJ6— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell)1617138099.0
Too bad you voted against all this, Naziboi https://t.co/8IlZJzwud9— Keith Olbermann (@Keith Olbermann)1617137485.0
Notorious liar tries but fails to steal credit for funds he voted against allocating: https://t.co/tHqFtCZdgi https://t.co/M3PfctwqGJ— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler)1617137404.0
If it's a day that ends in y, Rep. Cawthorn is probably lying about something. Today, he's shamelessly taking credi… https://t.co/3zf3x82LoZ— NC Democratic Party (@NC Democratic Party)1617138577.0