On Wednesday at the Republican National Convention, 25-year old GOP candidate for North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, Madison Cawthorn delivered a powerful speech from his wheelchair. The young candidate was paralyzed at the age of 18 after he got into a car accident.
At the end of his speech, Cawthorn got up with help from two men on each side of him and stood to his feet in support of the Pledge of Allegiance. The moment was very moving to say the least.
Despite the powerful moment, radical left-wing journalist Yamiche Alcindor decided to slam him on Twitter, writing, “Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to (sic) should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem. It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality.”
During his speech, Cawthorn spoke out about his accident when he was a teenager, stating, “Instantly, my hopes and dreams were seemingly destroyed. I was given a 1% chance of surviving. But thanks to the power of prayer, a very loving community, and many skilled doctors, I made it.”
“My accident has given me new eyes to see and new ears to hear; God protected my mind and my ability to speak, so I say to people who feel forgotten, ignored and invisible: I see you. I hear you,” Cawthorn said.
He added, “In times of peril, young people have stepped up and saved this country, abroad and at home. We held the line, scaled the cliffs, crossed oceans, liberated camps, and cracked codes. Yet today, political forces want to usher in the digital dark ages. A time of information without wisdom and tribalism without truth. National leaders on the Left have normalized emotion-based voting and a radicalized identity politics that rejects Martin Luther King’s dream. MLK’s dream is our dream: for all Americans to be judged solely on their character.”
“I say to Americans across the country, young and old: be a radical for freedom. Be a radical for liberty,” Cawthorn said.
As he stood to his feet to his feet, Cawthorn stated, “And be a radical for our Republic, for which I stand; one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”
Conservatives across the Twitter world unloaded on Yamiche Alcindor for calling out Cawthorn.
Sean Davis Of The Federalist said, “Show us on the doll where the paraplegic who managed to stand touched you. Madison Cawthorne may be paralyzed, but @Yamiche is the one who is a completely broken person, Only a deranged lunatic who worships at the altar of politics could get angry at the sight of a paralyzed person standing up. What a sad, pathetic way to go through life.”
Mollie Hemingway, tweeted: “If you thought, ‘certainly nobody could attack this man in a wheelchair for standing up at the end of his speech,’ you haven’t met our completely insane White House press corps, currently viciously attacking a paralyzed man for not sharing their far-left political views.”
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