Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) on Tuesday was suddenly “happy” to tout that community health centers in his district will receive grants from the Department of Health and Human Services — which were made possible through the passage of the COVID-19 relief package that he voted against earlier this month.
-Bakersville Community Medical Clinic Inc. was given $1,771,125
-Blue Ridge Community Health Services Inc. was given $10,473,250
Proud to see tax-payer dollars returned to NC-11.
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) March 30, 2021
Cawthorn — who is the youngest member of Congress and has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women — appeared to take a cue from some Republicans, like Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), who touted the passage of the COVID-19 relief plan in Congress not long after he voted against it. Wicker tweeted that independent restaurant operators that have struggled amid the pandemic have “won” $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief.
Independent restaurant operators have won $28.6 billion worth of targeted relief.
This funding will ensure small businesses can survive the pandemic by helping to adapt their operations and keep their employees on the payroll.https://t.co/Ob4pRb9Xh4
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) March 10, 2021
Twitter users swiftly called out Cawthorn’s hypocritical praise for the COVID-19 relief plan that he voted against:
Dear @RepCawthorn: Pleased to see you support government spending in NC-11.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 30, 2021
Happy to announce that you voted against all these too?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) March 30, 2021
These funds come from the American Rescue Plan, which this Republican voted against.
This Republican is praising funds he did not want his community to have: https://t.co/yIN32M3dCJ
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 30, 2021
Come'on man. @RepCawthorn is trying to take credit for the grants HE VOTED AGAINST.
— Jaime Harrison, DNC Chair (@harrisonjaime) March 30, 2021
Would you say these things were made possible by democratic legislation? The same democratic legislation you voted against? https://t.co/HJeGJWVo3B
— Molly Jong-Fast? (@MollyJongFast) March 30, 2021
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) March 30, 2021
"Here's the money that Democrats ensured would go to my district, even though I voted against all of it." https://t.co/222Ue8MHXn
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 30, 2021
You literally voted against these grants. You are making a list of the ways in which Biden and the Democrats are helping YOUR constituents against YOUR stolid opposition. Have you no shame? https://t.co/HrdnKKv99e
— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) March 30, 2021
You voted against all of it. https://t.co/SakvkCAgJ6
— Eric Swalwell (@ericswalwell) March 30, 2021
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) March 30, 2021
you voted against the bill you handsy himbo https://t.co/eUZQFgI7h1
— Erin Zero Republicans Ryan (@morninggloria) March 30, 2021
Too bad you voted against all this, Naziboi https://t.co/8IlZJzwud9
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 30, 2021