Madison Cawthorn is only 25 years old, but that didn’t stop him from being elected to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District … making him the youngest member of the House in modern U.S. history.
Cawthorn — a staunch Republican who’s anti-abortion, pro-gun and shares President Trump‘s views on immigrants — defeated Democrat Moe Davis for the seat … according to CNN’s projection.
His first message to his constituents after his historic victory was a sharp jab across the aisle — “Cry more, lib.” It’s the kinda football spiking that would make Trump proud.
Before Cawthorn, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s win in New York in 2018 made her the youngest female elected member in modern history at 29 years, 2 months and 22 days.
However, the new NC Rep. isn’t the youngest Congressman of all time … that title belongs to William Charles Cole Claiborne of Tennessee, elected in 1797 at age 22 despite not meeting the constitutional age requirement.
Rules. NBD in the 18th century.
BTW, if Cawthorn looks familiar, it might be because you remember him from a maskless meeting with Trump back in July shortly after the Prez said it was “patriotic” to wear a mask amid the pandemic.
So, Cawthorn will be in D.C., but we’ll see if his pal, 45, joins him.
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