Madison Cawthorn, 25, won his congressional race in North Carolina on Tuesday, becoming the youngest member in Congress.
Cawthorn won North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District, “defeating the former Air Force colonel Moe Davis and keeping the conservative seat in Republican hands after a race that became unexpectedly competitive when Mr. Cawthorn was accused of racism and sexual misconduct,” The New York Times reported.
“Cawthorn, whose victory was called by The Associated Press, is the youngest Republican ever elected to Congress, and the youngest person of any party elected to it in more than 50 years. He turned 25, the minimum age to serve in the House, in August.”
Cawthorn won handily against Democrat Moe Davis, a former Air Force prosecutor who had a history of making vulgar, nasty remarks online. As of early on Wednesday morning, Cawthorn was up 54.5% to Davis’ 42.4% with 98% reporting, according to The New York Times.
Despite Cawthorn’s victory, an impressive feat for any person in their mid-20s, a lot of the focus surrounding his victory centered around his post-victory statement: “Cry more, lib.”
Aside from the avalanche of nasty responses that his tweet elicited from the Left, many conservatives and Trump supporters voiced displeasure over the comment.