A group of North Carolina voters has filed a legal challenge to bar Rep. Madison Cawthorn from running for a second term in Congress.
Background: Madison Cawthorn was one of multiple Republican lawmakers that participated in a rally on Jan. 6th, 2021, before protestors stormed the Capitol building while Congress certified the election for Joe Biden.
Rep. Cawthorn has branded himself as a staunch supporter of President Trump and a firebrand within the Republican Party.
What Happened: Lawyers for 11 North Carolina voters have filed a legal challenge with the North Carolina Board of Elections claiming that Cawthorn’s comments and involvement in the Jan. 6 rally were a violation of the 14th Amendment and should disqualify him from seeking another term in Congress.
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