Cawthorn fights ballot challenge accusing him of being ‘insurrectionist’

“Challengers have reasonable suspicion that Representative Cawthorn was involved in planning efforts to intimidate Congress and the Vice President into rejecting valid electoral votes and subvert the essential constitutional function of an orderly and peaceful transition of power,” their attorneys wrote.

Cawthorn spoke at the rally that proceeded the storming of the Capitol building, saying the crowd of Trump supporters had “some fight in it.” According to Rolling Stone, his office also engaged in conversations with rally organizers before the event, which he promoted with a tweet saying, “the future of this Republic hinges on the actions of a solitary few … It’s time to fight.”