It’s no secret that Democrats are facing a very bleak midterm election cycle. They had two years to convince Americans that they should lead the country. But what have we seen in 2021 and this year? Nothing but radical policies, harsh mandates, and division. Polls indicate that Democrats will lose big in the House and Senate.
You’d think they would be working overtime to fix this problem. Trying, maybe, to win over Americans? What are they doing instead? Trying to block popular Republicans from the ballot. That’s what they tried to do with first-term Rep. Madison Cawthorn, throwing wild accusations at him. But a federal judge just shut down their scheme.
A federal judge Friday blocked an effort to keep U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn off North Carolina ballot this year, saying the state’s election board can’t proceed with an inquiry that would have delved his role leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
Chief District Court Judge Richard Myers said he couldn’t allow the challenge, filed by attorneys looking to label the first-term Republican as an insurrectionist who should be legally barred from the ballot, to move forward. The courts, Myers said, must protect the soapbox, the ballot box and the jury box.
How sad. In a pattern that hasn’t changed for years, Democrats are trying to brandish Trump-supporting Republicans as “insurrectionists” despite a shred of evidence. Rep. Cawthorn supported Trump during the 2020 Election confusion. For that, Democrats are baselessly saying he was involved in the events of January 6.
They had tried to stop him from taking office back then, despite him being duly elected by voters. That failed, so they are now trying to block his name from appearing on the 2022 ballots. How pathetic can Democrats get? They know they can’t beat this young, up-and-coming Republican (who has defied the odds and his disability), so they hope to tarnish his reputation with these accusations.
It’s possible these Democrats knew they wouldn’t be able to get him removed from the ballot. Their motive could be to stir up as much bad press about Cawthorn, to turn voters away. Even with this judge rejecting their attempt to remove his name, they will no doubt air attack ads, accusing him of all kinds of nonsense.
But chances are that plan will backfire. Cawthorn appears to be a popular and passionate figure in the GOP. Attacks against him will only help strengthen his cause.