Rep. Madison Cawthorn, Youngest Member of Congress, Calls for “New Republican Party”Isa Ryan
There has definitely been a major shift within the Republican Party that has taken place in the days following November 3rd.
It is a movement that has been in the works for a long time and has merely been highlighted in the wake of the election as we witness the difference between GOP lawmakers who are willing to fight for what is legal and right, no matter the cost, and those who, at the end of the day, are more content to go quietly along with the globalist establishment than actually do their jobs.
Whether Biden is sworn into office on January 20th or Trump finds a way to successfully challenge the election he still firmly contests, we now have seen the true colors of every single member of the GOP.
Among patriots and freedom fighters who are sick of the bipartisan swamp Trump promised to drain, the answer is clear: it’s time for a change.
It is important to point out that there are Republicans and then there are Trump supporters. They are not one in the same.
Newly sworn-in Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), now the youngest member of Congress at 25, beat out an establishment candidate backed by President Donald Trump in his state primary.
He doesn’t hold grudges, though, and has been clear he firmly supports the president and even became one of the first incoming members of Congress to pledge to object to the Electoral College vote on Wednesday.
Cawthorn, as a truly fresh face in Washington D.C., is positioned to kick off a new era for the GOP.
At least that’s how he sees it.
“My election was really a referendum on the establishment,” Cawthorn recently told Fox in an interview. “They’re really sending me up here to fight against that.”
He won’t be the first person to go to Washington DC thinking he can change the Swamp. He’s soon be counseled that to stay there and get money funneled back to his district, he’ll have to get on board and not rock the boat. Most cannot resist the temptation to become a part of the status quo.
The incoming congressman feels a well-deserved sense of independence for having won his primary without the support of the D.C. establishment and with other young, enthusiastic conservatives.
“I don’t owe anybody except the constituents of my district my victory,” Cawthorn said. “And so because of that, I’ll serve them no matter what. And I think that’s how it should be.”
He aims to be a voice for the next generation of conservatives and believes the Republican Party must be willing to listen to younger voters who see the GOP as “angry and just says ‘no.'”
“There is a generational time bomb going off in the Republican Party and that’s because they have failed to connect with this new generation,” Cawthorn said. “They’ve failed to iterate the fact that we are the party of freedom.”
He explained that there needs to be a “brand new Republican Party” that is unapologetic and inspiring.
The GOP needs to stop dodging controversial issues like health care and the environment and instead take their position as “thought leaders” on solutions.
Health care and the environment? To be honest, that sounds like a Democrat. What next, having the GOP “get on board” and stop dodging gun control or abortion? They rightfully “dodge” those issues too.
He singled out the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), which helps incumbent GOP reps win reelection, as being emblematic of the problems within the party’s structure. He says that the existence of the NRCC is one reason why lawmakers who begin as “great patriots” can turn into “establishment pawns.”
“I think a lot of people are lazy, and they’re not good at fundraising, and they have to rely on these big-dollar donors to give to the NRCC and then the NRCC will come in and fund your reelection and win your race for you,” Cawthorn explained “Because of that, they’re at their beck and call.”
He supports term limits and has a low opinion of the House committee assignment process that rewards members of the GOP who remain loyal to party leadership.
Do you know how many incoming freshmen congressional people go in talking term limits and reducing the national debt? No attempt to date has ever succeeded.
Cawthorn says that it’s new faces in D.C. who need to show up and say, “That’s wrong, we need to fix that.”
Of course, it’s not just young Republicans or even outsider candidates who can challenge the establishment.
Old and young, those who believe in the values our nation was founded on and in draining the swamp for good can choose to stand up for what’s right, rather than what’s safe and pleasing to the powers that be.
Cawthorn has some good intentions, but the only thing that will really hold our elected officials in check is not other elected officials, but the people they work for.